Monday, March 4, 2024

How Long Does Copyright Protection Last…In China?

Image courtesy of jmhuillot via Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0.

Image courtesy of jmhuillot via Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0.

Apparently forever. Or at least from 209 BCE to the present.

Unfortunately this article via The Art Newspaper mixes trademark, copyright and patent IP protections, but that may not be their fault. The problem is most likely caused by the inability of the Emperor Qin Shihuang Mausoleum Site Museum in north-central China to figure out just how the heck they are going to argue that they own the intellectual property rights (or all rights) to the famous Terracotta Warriors.

As the rock band Genesis once said, there must be some misunderstanding.


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