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Photographer sues publishing arm of Chinese army.

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A 73 year old photographer in China is suing the country's People's Liberation Army (PLA) for infringement of copyright over photos used in various books published by the PLA's publishing house.

Meng Zhaorui claims that six photographs of the founders of the People's Republic of China - Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi and various PLA figures - were used in six books published by the PLA without his knowledge, consent or payment.

Lawyers for the PLA claimed that Meng was working for the army at the time the photographs were taken and that they were the property of the PLA.

The court in Beijing has yet to rule on the case, which isn't Meng's first major action for copyright infringement. Previously he joined a band of 30 other photographers in suing a Beijing publishing house for copyright infringement. The publisher was ordered to pay a total of USD16,000 in compensation, reports China Daily.
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Title Annotation:Meng Zhaorui
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Date:Apr 28, 2004
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