Chinese Pirates Target Market Data

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Market information piracy in China is a major impediment to the growth of legitimate market data vendors’ business in the country, according to market participants in Asia-Pacific.

"Some Chinese companies [illegally] take data from other vendors and redistribute it to their own clients at a much lower price," says one market source. "This is hitting exchange feeds, international vendors and legitimate local vendors as well."

The issue stems from cultural attitudes toward data, according to the

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