China's intellectual property rights honeymoon

An article by James F. Paradise, AsiaMedia Contributing Writer, includes:

...interesting phenomena are occurring throughout the world: the emergence of an "open source generation" that is accustomed to using software such as Linux and Mozilla Firefox, contributing to online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia and sharing information rather than protecting it; severe criticism of the Western intellectual property model, and not just in developing countries; and complaints by the creators of intellectual property, such as screenwriters, that they are not being adequately compensated for their creations by the corporations for whom they labor.