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Chinese copycats thwart global entrepreneurs’ Kickstarter dreams by rapidly producing knockoff versions of original product ideas

5 days ago
Sky Canaves
arge multinational firms are not the only ones confronting the challenges of piracy in China, where small factories can quickly knock out their own versions of innovative products amid limited enforcement of intellectual property rights.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.