In other words, no you could not describe an alternate solution.
In china you have a limitation a citizen shall be the lifetime of the author and fifty years after his death
the same for copyright within companies is fifty years after the first Publication of such work, provided that any such work that has not been published within fifty years after the completion of its creation shall no longer be protected under this Law. etc
Look at this: A work may be exploited without permission from, and without payment of remuneration to, the copyright owner, provided that the name of the author and the title of the work shall be mentioned and the other rights enjoyed by the copyright owner ....
so in their eyes they are doing nothing wrong if they mention the original owner.
Notice that the early copyright law in the US was even less controlling, but present US copyright law although the idea is the same that the author's interest needs to be secondary to that of the public is now way past this point.