A case of poacher turned gamekeeper perhaps. China's largest copyright trade centre opened in Beijing today, in a bid to attract — legitimate — trade in music, software and other intellectual property.
The Beijing International Copyright Trade Centre will provide one-stop services for those who want to register copyrights or conduct copyright business, investment and trade.
Five databases have been established, including text, pictures, music, video and software. The centre has so far attracted over 100 copyrights of books and 100 copyrights of animations, films and TV series.
It seeks international collaboration and has already signed a deal with Metro Music Productions of the US.