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Thursday, 17 July 2003

CHINESE COPYRIGHT CASE

The China Blawg reports that Chinese calligrapher Guan Dongsheng has sued Dow Jones for infringing his copyright by taking calligraphy he drew and using it as the Dow Jones logo. Guan is seeking US$602,400 for moral and economic damage. The work consists of the “dao” character (meaning virtue and pronounced “dow”) accompanied by a few words and a seal added by Guan. The work was given to the Dow Jones CEO in 1994. Guan claims it was a gift but Dow Jones claims that he had agreed to create it for them and so they are free to use it.

More on the story here
Chinese copyright law here.
Depiction of the “dao” symbol here
Learn about Chinese calligraphy here
Learn to write Chinese calligraphy here

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