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EU wont join China WTO piracy complaint

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Apr 2007 18:58 User comments (4)

EU wont join China WTO piracy complaint The European Union will not follow a United States complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) about piracy in China, a senior European official said on Thursday. Viviane Reding, the EU Information Society and Media Commissioner, said that talks seemed a much better option but did say that protecting intellectual property rights is a fundamental concern for the EU.
"We will follow it as observers. We will try in bilateral discussions and bilateral talks to find solutions with our Chinese counterparts," she told a news conference in Beijing. "We agree with the substance, and that IPR has to be preserved and that there has to be fair remuneration for those who have invested in research and development or for the copyright of those creating content."

She added: "We do not at this moment think that it is time for the European Union to go to the WTO court."

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4 user comments

115.4.2007 6:09

Brits don't have RIAA or MPAA up their arsses.

215.4.2007 6:09


315.4.2007 9:11

the EU understands WTH fair use it and why they cant have complete control over consumers.

416.4.2007 20:15

I really like how the EU is going about things. The US goes in with guns blazing and ask questions later and the EU talks first. Sounds simple doesn't it. Maybe cause it is.

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