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The remarkable story of architecture piracy in China

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A link from Der Spiegel

An unauthorized copy of a design by star architect Zaha Hadid could be completed before the original Beijing building itself is finished. More architecture piracy is likely to occur in China, amid inconsistent enforcement of intellectual property laws and the proliferation of digital design technology. In another instance, Chinese architects surreptitiously photographed an Austrian town with the goal of building a doppelganger in China.

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