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The Naughty List

Uncle Sam has released this year's naughty list, a.k.a. the 2008 "Special 301" Report, analyzing other nations' intellectual property enforcement efforts.  And sure enough, China is getting a lump of coal in its stocking this year, along with 8 other "priority watch list" countries and 38 on the lower-level "watch list."

Norman Rockwell 1939

In other bad news for China, Louis Vuitton has decided to pick up its toys and go home.  The boutiques will stay -- but amidst anti-French protests relating to Gallic support for the Dalai Lama, LV has postponed the "China Run" vintage car rally originally scheduled for late May

For smokin' analyis of China and intellectual property, remember to vist IP Dragon