Girl sporting a sweatshirt with “Wickey Mouse,” an approximation of the Mickey Mouse Disney character, seen at a street market in Beijing. PHOTO BY BERKSHIRE PUBLISHING.
The Chinese have a long history of freely borrowing ideas from other countries, which, in the past, has caused no problems. But in today’s global marketplace, ideas, or intellectual property, have become a commodity. Borrowing intellectual property has become infringement, a violation of ownership