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When Is IP Theft OK?

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hash.era
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IP Theft - Not OK at all
hash.era   2/26/2013 10:41:53 AM
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I dont think IP Theft is OK at any point plus it should not be encouraged too. IP thefts might be seen as a smaller set of entity which might not cause that much of a trouble but it can lead to other issues indirectly and will not be able to figure out from where it occured. The root cause will not be clear in such a scenario.

TaimoorZ
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Re: IP Theft - Not OK at all
TaimoorZ   2/26/2013 5:00:04 PM
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@hash.era: Most of the people would agree that IP theft is not okay. But the problem is how to convince the Chinese about it. Their mindset and culture does not impose any restrictions on this and neither are the laws strong enough to discourage it.

TaimoorZ
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Internal threat
TaimoorZ   2/26/2013 5:02:26 PM
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@Brian: While the Chinese may not find anything against copying a design from abroad and manufacturing it on their own, what about the scenario that's other way round. What if companies abroad start copying designs that were originally produced in China? Would that have any effect in improving IP laws within the country?

Brian Fuller
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Re: Internal threat
Brian Fuller   2/26/2013 5:51:26 PM
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@taimoorz, I hadn't thought of that. It certainly would work in the long term. What country do you think will be the "next China" that might have that effect on China? 

Interesting point... 

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Comity of nations
_hm   2/26/2013 6:44:05 PM
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It is very difficult to read when internate espionage is atributed to only China. That is not fair by any standard. All countries do that and US may be defacto leader in internate espionage (but they mainly employ it for geo-political gain and control). There should be more trust and develop comity of nations.

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Brian Fuller   2/26/2013 7:45:51 PM
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@_hm good point, as always... in case you didn't see it, Bruce Gain expanded on this idea last week: http://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?section_id=1162&doc_id=259235

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Re: Internal threat
t.alex   2/26/2013 8:52:41 PM
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I am curious how the law works when internal chinese companies are copying each other.

 

 

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Re: Internal threat
Brian Fuller   2/26/2013 9:45:58 PM
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@t.alex, that's a good question (and a humorous one at the same time!). 

 

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prabhakar_deosthali   2/27/2013 12:06:10 AM
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If China is stealing IPs from US it is a good sign that the Chinese still believe that countries like US still have better IPs than what they could design.

The trend may reverse in a few years when Chinese will start outsamrting the developed nations by having better IPs created and the roles of other counries will reverse where the countries like US will be tempted to steal the IPs developed by the chinese.

 

 

 

hash.era
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Re: IP Theft - Not OK at all
hash.era   2/27/2013 10:37:30 AM
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Taimoor: Forget about convincing the chineese since its impossible. They always think that whatever they decide is true and all those who reject it are as enimies. I have given up on convincing any chineese

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