China Sues World Over Great Wall Copyright Infringement
BEIJING – - On September 18th, China filed for copyright infringement with the World Intellectual Property Organization. Their complaint: civilizations all over the globe have committed fraud against China by stealing their “Great Wall” idea.
Wang Mu-ke, the lawyer handling the case for China, shared the following statement; “All over the world, you see hundreds of copies of the Great Wall. This wall is absolutely vital to the tourism of The People’s Republic of China. Every year we lose billions of dollars in tourism to other countries that have their own great wall copies.”
Among the defendants included in the injunction are France for Neuf-Brisach, the Roman Empire for the Servian Wall and the Aurelian Walls, as well as the United States for their wall between Texas and Mexico, and Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.
“The Great Wall has been around for 2,800 years,” said Mu-ke. “We had the idea first. We will defend our nation’s right to our intellectual property.” When asked how the Roman Empire, as well as Stonewall Jackson, who has been dead for nearly 150 years, will defend themselves in the lawsuit, Mu-ke declined to respond.
“I don’t know about this,” said Leonid Fedorov, a lawyer representing the former Soviet Union, defending the Berlin Wall. “I can’t believe we’re being sued. Our wall was to keep people in. Theirs was to keep people out. It’s a completely different idea. Plus we took our wall down years ago.”
Fedorov’s idea was furthered by Jeffory Millin, an American lawyer. He said, “China isn’t even using the wall for its original purpose. They built it to keep people out, now they are trying to use it to bring people in. It’s a new idea, therefore a new intellectual property. Their lawsuit is complete [expletive].”
By Peter Coburn