Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 8/02/2006 05:40:00 PM

China Cracks Down . . . on Piracy?

By Todd
Everybody basically knows that China occasionally cracks the proverbial whip when its people get "out of line." As readers of this blog also know, however, acts of piracy in China have not traditionally been treated as "out of line." That said, this July 29, 2006 report from China Daily suggests that China may be taking piracy more seriously. Read the full piece, though, and you'll learn Chinese documentaries and even Communist Party education books are being pirated! Perhaps this explains why the government is starting to take note.

The authors of this blog are simply attorneys, not Communist scholars, but wasn't "the Socialist Man" supposed to love, among other common things, common property? We suppose common property is that which is owned by those other than the government but there must be an exception to that which is owned by the Communist Party of China.

We thought you would find this one ironic and interesting.

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