World of Warcraft
- U.S. Objects to China’s Web Filtering [NYTimes.com] The Obama administration lodged a formal protest on Wednesday with the Chinese government over its plan to force all computers sold in China to come with software that blocks access to certain Web sites.
- Do China And India Really Want Stronger Intellectual Property? [Techdirt] “Over the past few months, I have been researching the role that intellectual property plays in China and India, with specific attention to the frequent calls for increased protection in those countries. I believe that a careful and critical review of national goals, potential solutions and likely outcomes will, in fact, make intellectual property harmonization a disagreeable mechanism for bringing China and India to continued global prestige.”
- World of Warcraft Languishes Offline in China [PC World] “A weeks-long World of Warcraft server outage in China has driven masses of players there to the Taiwanese server or to other games while a new operator takes the reins of the Blizzard Entertainment blockbuster in China. A Blizzard representative Wednesday declined to estimate when World of Warcraft would come back online in China.”
- China reclaims $4 billion of embezzled public money [International | Reuters] “China has recovered 26.77 billion yuan ($3.92 billion) of public money that was embezzled last year, the country’s top audit official said in a report seen Thursday. Some 30 people involved in 116 cases had been arrested and sentenced, the official Xinhua news agency quoted Liu Jiayi, head of the National Audit Office, as saying. Another 117 received punishment according to Communist Party rules, Xinhua said, without elaborating.”