Intellectual Property in Broadcasting – Annual U.S. Review

CASBAA’s submission to this year’s intellectual property review by the U.S. Trade Representative documents an ongoing decline in IP protection in many Asian markets – due directly to mushrooming piracy as broadband networks are built out. Among other issues, the submission comments on:

  • The Chinese IT industry’s supportive role in global TV piracy
  • Hong Kong’s decline from being an IP policy leader, as even modest attempts to improve copyright legislation flounder
  • India’s efforts to use cable digitization to repress cable piracy
  • Indonesian issues on piracy as well as market access
  • Failure of Thailand’s new copyright law to make any impact on online piracy

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