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Chinese Internet Court Uses Blockchain to Protect Online Writer’s Intellectual Property

An Internet Court in Hangzhou, Eastern China, has turned to blockchain to fight piracy at the expense of online writers, English-language media outlet China.org.cn reports Dec. 8. China has reportedly “set up three Internet courts in Hangzhou, Beijing and Guangzhou.” Internet Courts are courts expressly intended to manage internet-related cases and allow plaintiffs to file their complaints online. The official ...

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Russian Intellectual Property Court Trials Blockchain to Store Copyright Data

A Russian court dedicated to intellectual property cases has successfully tested a blockchain network for storing copyright data. The technology was reportedly used for the first time in the judicial area in Russia, major Russian news agency TASS writes Monday, Dec. 3. According to TASS, the court recorded a change in a group of right holders, using a blockchain solution ...

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Russian Authors’ Society to Launch Blockchain Platform for Intellectual Property Loans

Major NGO the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) will launch a blockchain-based financial platform for intellectual property-secured loans, according to Russian news outlet TASS Nov. 16. RAO’s CEO Alexander Sukhotin revealed that the project, dubbed CoFi, is at its final stages of development and is set to be launched in the first quarter of 2019. The platform intends to bring together ...

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Chinese School Officials Caught Mining Ethereum On School Property

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Local Chinese news outlet HK01 reports that teachers at Puman Middle School in Chenzhou, Hunan Province have been caught mining Ethereum on school property. The operation went on for the last several months and did not go entirely unnoticed – people had complained that the computers in the school were making an awful lot of noise. Source: ...

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Crypto is Property: Chinese Court Upholds Citizens Rights to Own Bitcoin

The Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) has recently affirmed that cryptocurrencies, specifically bitcoin and several of its hard forks, are considered legal property and Chinese citizens have a right to own and transfer them. The SCIA recently published an analysis of a contract dispute over WeChat, describing the legal proceedings of a case in which one individual managed nearly ...

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Chinese Civil Court Rules Bitcoin as Legally Protected Property

A case involving almost half a million dollars in cryptocurrency led to an important new precedent in China. A high Chinese court, the Court of International Arbitration, ruled that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are valuable personal property and are therefore protected under existing Chinese law. The court also stated that there is no law on the books prohibiting the possession ...

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Chinese Arbitrator Reaffirms That Bitcoin Can Be Held, Privately Transferred as Property

An arbitration body in China has ruled that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) are legally protected as property, in a case published Oct. 25 via the arbitrator’s WeChat account. The Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration ruled in favor of an unnamed plaintiff in an equity transfer dispute, in which the defendant failed to return holdings of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ...

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Thailand Studies Blockchain for Applications in Intellectual Property, Trade Finance

Two feasibility studies on blockchain technology have been launched by Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce. The studies, which will focus on exploring the use of blockchain technology in trade finance and the registration of intellectual property, are expected to be completed in February 2019, per the Bangkok Post. According to Pimchanok Vonkorpon, the director of Thailand’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office ...

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Multi-Million Dollar New York Property Tokenized with Blockchain

As the tokenization trend reaches new heights, a New York real estate agent and a property developer are using the blockchain to tokenize a multi-million-dollar Manhattan property in order to secure greater and more consistent funding. The property consists of twelve 1,700 square feet units and is located in the popular Manhattan neighborhood of East Village. Recent appraisals place the ...

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Shanghai Court Rules Ethereum is Protected Under Property Laws

Shanghai Hongkou District Court has declared that Ether is protected as “general property” by law. The statement was a result of an unjust enrichment case filed by a tech company in Beijing. In September 2017, crypto companies in China started closing their doors after China banned ICOs and crypto exchanges. Caught in the middle of the ban was a company, headquartered ...

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