China Agrees to Police Theft of CDs, Software: Sanctions off; Pirate Factories Shut
Woellert, Lorraine, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
China has closed 19 factories that produced pirated copies of music CDs and computer software and will investigate 15 others, U.S. officials announced yesterday as they called off plans to impose heavy penalties on Chinese goods.
Officials in Beijing also agreed to open the Chinese market to U.S. producers of films and music, and will allow American industry and law enforcement officials to inspect plants there for evidence of violations of intellectual property rights.
"We've gone from the abstract to effective, concrete action," Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor said. "This is trying to take an agreement and make sure it works."
The accord was reached yesterday in Beijing after four days of 'round-the-clock talks between Chinese trade officials and a U.S. delegation led since Friday by acting U.S. Trade …
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Publication information: Article title: China Agrees to Police Theft of CDs, Software: Sanctions off; Pirate Factories Shut. Contributors: Woellert, Lorraine - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 18, 1996. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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