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Welcome! I am teaching law at St. Petersburg State University and engaged in legal practice with the international law firm Dentons. Major part of my research is connected to virtual worlds and massive multiplayer online games (a broad field which includes Internet law, video game law, virtual law and game studies). My legal practice is focused on providing support to computer game companies. This interest derives from my passion for computer games which I consider as one of the most important cultural artifacts ever created. Please note that this blog conveys my private opinion which is not necessarily shared by any organisations I am associated with. For more formal and detailed introduction please visit my website arkhipov.info which serves more as a 'business card'.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

China: Copyright Compensation for Using Screenshots from Games (2015)

Hello! Looks like I am going to revive this blog. :) I have just stumbled upon a Chinese case of 2015 (Court of first instance: Xicheng District People’s Court No.:(2010)西民初字第18215号) where a company which published a game guide with screenshots faces compensation award of more than RMB 100000. Fair use seemed not work, as I can guess, for the reason of commercial publishing of the guide. More details in a more authentic source.