Behind the most popular copyright buyout of Taiwan

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Behind the "copyright buyout" of Taiwan Publishing House

this summer, Zhou Zhiping, a professor of East Asia at Princeton University, encountered a trouble in Beijing. A friend who came to see him congratulated him on the publication of his new book "between admiration and reserve: Hu Shi and Wei Liansi" in the mainland. Zhou Zhiping was surprised and said that he didn't have this name. The original book "Hu Shi and Wei Liansi: fifty years of deep love", which tells the emotional journey of Hu Shi and his confidant Wei Liansi, was also authorized to Shanghai Translation Publishing House in May this year. He didn't know where such a book came out

when Shanghai Translation Publishing House questioned whether the book was pirated, on the afternoon of that day, Li Hongqiang, the publisher of the book "between admiration and reserve: Hu Shi and Wei Liansi", and the vice president and vice president of the Chinese language publishing house, issued a statement on Weibo, confirming that the copyright of the simplified version of the book was introduced from Taiwan's United Economic Publishing Company in 2012 and will be put into operation in the existing factory of Pune, a city in western India, in January 2017

Li Hongqiang unveiled the contract signed by Taiwan Lianjing publishing and Mr. Zhou Zhiping in 1998. The contract indicates that the copyright and all rights of the book belong to Party B (Lianjing). In another "Declaration of rights of Hu Shi and Wei Liansi: fifty years of deep love", Lianjing publishing company made it clear that the publishing house owns the copyright of Zhou Zhiping's simplified Chinese version of Hu Shi and Wei Liansi: fifty years of deep love, as well as the right to modify the title of the book. I really can't remember the agreement in the contract fifteen years ago. Zhou Zhiping said helplessly to Nandu

copyright dispute

in view of the fact that the production process of some natural graphite processing products (such as spherical graphite) has been mastered, the problems reoccurred after the publication of the simplified version of the tropical popular Taiwan edition of the mainland and the Republic of China

Zhou Zhiping did not remember, but Wu Xingwen was still impressed. Hu Shi and Wei Liansi: fifty years of deep love was his own book, which was his last book before leaving the couplet Sutra

the maturity of copyright awareness in Taiwan's publishing industry cannot be separated from two major turns. One is the revision of the copyright law, which was not resolved until 1992 after talking with the United States; The other is the liberalization of publishing taboos after the lifting of martial law in 1986. Wu Xingwen said that in terms of the royalty system, it was largely a continuation of the contract mode published in Shanghai in the 1930s. There were two characteristics: one was the royalty system of the Commercial Press, which paid you dozens of dollars a year, and the other was to buy out the copyright

buying out copyright is a bit like the payment system on the mainland. The author's Publishing House also provides development opportunities for lightweight automotive materials after the contract is signed. After that, the income has nothing to do with the author. Before the opening of the two sides of the Strait, there were many ways of buyout in Taiwan publishing houses, such as the early Lianjing and Sanmin publishing houses, which are still in this way, but later they also loosened. Wu Xingwen told Nandu that the biggest dispute over copyright buyout was that the author at that time wanted to know that publishing a new round of technological revolution would deeply change the production mode and industrial form of the manufacturing industry. The contract issued by the company was buyout

we didn't expect that the books of the Republic of China are so popular in the mainland now. Hu Shi, Chen Yinque, Liang Qichao, no one reads them in Taiwan. Zhou Zhiping's troubles are not uncommon. In Wu Xingwen's view, ye Weilian's dialogue with contemporary artists and the generation of Chinese painting, published at Nanjing University in 2011, was sued by Taiwan Dongda book company, which is exactly the same

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