By William P. Alford
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2• For example, although Article 16 specified that works "created by citizens in carrying out assignments given to them by legal persons or non-legal person units" 122 generally belong to the author, closer inspectio~ highlights an array of reasons for viewing this seemingly ~xpa~s1ve statement of rights in a more markedly narrow light.
15 Relatively few holders, bourgeois or otherwise, however, sought to avail themselves of this opportunity-whether because registration was not required. the entities administering this law were unproven, intellectual property law remained unfamiliar, or anxiety still ran high as to the political consequences of asserting such property interests. No comparable provisional regulations were promulgated with respect to copyright during the early years of the PRC-or, for that matter, for years thereafter.
PRC trade agreement,112 Chinese officials in effect picked up where they had left off prior to the Cultural Revolution in endeavoring to assimilate artistic output into the state plan. 113 Typical of these were the 1984 Trial Regulations Concerning Basic Payment for Book-Writing, which divided the universe of Chinese authors, editors, translators, proofreaders, indexers, and other literary personnel into nine categories and fixed firm boundaries for the payment of each such group, even down to the number of free copies that one was to receive.
To Steal a Book is An Elegant Offense by William P. Alford