Chinese translation agency copies another company's website
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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Jan 8, 2010

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/6935670/Abderdeen-based-translation-website-lingo24-is-copied-by-Chinese.html

"...Aberdeen, Scotland (Telegraph): Scots are proud of their roots and even trade off their reputation as careful with their pennies. But one company called XXXXX has pushed its luck too far. Selling itself as a low cost translations services business with an administrative office in Aberdeen but its staff of linguists based around the world working from home, the company promised a Scottish approach to pricing. “Our Aberdonian Roots – not having an office means lower costs,” it declared on its website. Except that XXXXXXX is not based in Aberdeen, or anywhere on the west coast of Scotland. It is actually based in Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China..."

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[Edited at 2010-01-08 05:15 GMT]


 

Frédéric Pizzaia  Identity Verified
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Not surprising... Jan 8, 2010

Hi Jeff,

Living in China, I can assure you that it's very common here to do it. Few months ago, a Chinese company posted an ad to translate a whole website from English into French on pearls, gemstones, etc.... At last, I discovered they entirely copied, word by word, an american website selling exactly the same products. As the rate was 5 Euro per 1000 words, I said no but thanks for the interest.

Regards,

Frédéric


 

Henry Zhang  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:31
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Bandit culture Jan 8, 2010

China now has a so called bandit culture, that is, copy everything. You cannot only fined websites being copied, but also some big companies' products. You can easily find Nckia and Sumsung anywhere.
The Copyright Law in China is not as tough as in some developed countries, when China itself becomes an innovative country, it will tighten the rule.


 


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