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China Defends Its IP Practices, Says ‘We Paid Up’

November 23rd, 2010 11:53 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

hackingbear writes “Countering accusations that China’s high-speed rail technologies are knockoffs, the head of China’s Intellectual Property Administration in a conference said (paraphrasing): “We bought technologies from German, Japan, France, and Canada. We paid up. It is perfectly legal. We then innovate on top of them like most other inventions in the world. Why is that pirating?’ (Link is to a Google translation; here is the original.) He cited China’s ability, the world’s first, to build high-speed tail in high mountain area as an example of additional innovation.”

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