41 AIPLA Q. J. 137 (2013)
Tailoring a Safe-Harbor Standard for China: The Youtube Plus Standard

handle is hein.journals/aiplaqj41 and id is 139 raw text is: AIPLA QUARTERLY JOURNAL
Volume 41, Number 1                Page 137                       Winter 2013
STUDENT NOTE:
TAILORING A SAFE-HARBOR STANDARD FOR CHINA:
THE YOUTUBE PLUS STANDARD
Shirley Liang *
I.   IN TRODUCTION  .................................................................................................... 139
II. SAFE-HARBOR PROVISIONS HAVE BEEN INTERPRETED DIFFERENTLY IN THE
UNITED  STATES, EUROPE, AND  CHINA........................................................... 141
A.      The United States Offers the Most Predictable Safe Harbor for
Service Providers........................... 142
B.      European Union Member States' Interpretations of the E-
Commerce Directive Suggest a Greater Responsibility for Service
Providers          ................................      ..... 148
C.      Chinese Law Creates a Safe Harbor Through Regulation ................. 152
III.  THE SAFE-HARBOR STANDARD IS UNCLEAR IN CHINESE LAW......................... 154
A.      Chinese Case Law Provides Conflicting Standards for Service
Providers ............................................................................................  154
B.      Regional Administrative Regulations and National Criminal
Crackdowns Create a High Standard for Service Providers.............. 156
1.      The Beijing Standard Mandates Monitoring of
Specific Prohibited  Content............................................. 156
2.      The National Crackdown on Trademark
Infringement Requires Self-inspection by Service
Providers  ............................................................................ 158
3.      Service Providers Have an Economic Incentive to
M onitor for Infringement ................................................ 159
IV.   CHINA SHOULD ADOPT THE YOUTUBE PLUS STANDARD.................................. 160
A.      China's Current Enforcement Regime Is Insufficient to Protect
Rights....................................... 160
B.      China Should Establish a National Standard for Service Provider
Liability         .......................................... 163
C) 2013 Shirley Xiao Liang. Shirley Liang is a student at the George Washington
University Law School expecting a J.D. in May, 2013. She graduated with a B.A. in
International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.

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