Japan to expand online piracy law to cover manga and magazines

National Mar 10, 2020

Japan to expand online piracy law to cover manga and magazines

The government on Tuesday approved a bill to expand the nation's anti-online piracy law to encompass manga, magazines and academic texts. The current law only applies to the illicit downloading of music and videos. But following the revision of the copyright law, which the government ...

New documents show Huawei's role in violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

Business Mar 5, 2020

New documents show Huawei's role in violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

China's Huawei Technologies, which for years has denied violating American trade sanctions on Iran, was directly involved in sending prohibited U.S. computer equipment to Iran's largest mobile-phone operator, internal company records show. Among more than 100 pages of documents related to Huawei projects, two packing ...

U.S.-China tensions color race to head global patent agency

Business Feb 27, 2020

U.S.-China tensions color race to head global patent agency

Washington is warning about the prospect of a Chinese national heading up the U.N. patent agency, saying that putting Beijing in charge of global intellectual property protection would be a "terrible mistake. "We want a candidate who comes from a country with a history of ...

Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement

Business Jan 14, 2020

Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement

Amazon.com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters. The move comes as Amazon faces public scrutiny over how it polices ...