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Update: MPAA CEO talks out about American film ban in China

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Dec 2007 16:30 User comments (20)

Update: MPAA CEO talks out about American film ban in China In response to the news that China will be blocking American films, MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman released the following statement:
"It is increasingly clear that China may have instituted a block on the import of American films into their country. Although we have not received official confirmation of such a ban from the Chinese government or China Film, the indicators are strong that our information is correct. If such action has been taken, or is in the process of being taken, it would represent an enormous step backwards in terms of China's efforts to develop a strong and most importantly, legitimate film exhibition and distribution market. We are working with top officials in the US government, including the Treasury Secretary, as well as the Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce, both of whom are in China at the moment. If these reports are true, it is unacceptable that China has taken this action and we will bring all our resources and leverage to bear to address this situation."

More news as it becomes available including any other statements regarding the matter.

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118.12.2007 16:51
vinny13
Inactive

Go China! The MPAA can be burned alive, shot in the knees, and then stabbed to death.

Boy do I hate the MPAA.

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218.12.2007 16:58

its unacceptable? that sounds like a threat to me. china has the right to do whatever the hell they want. i hope china is vengeful and will do a little more leveraging of their own.

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318.12.2007 17:05

Originally posted by jetyi83:
its unacceptable? that sounds like a threat to me. china has the right to do whatever the hell they want.
i agree with you, who the hell does the MPAA think they are to say that

418.12.2007 17:06
hughjars
Inactive

What is this?

If you won't take 'our' flood of childishly shallow instantly forgettable movies it's "unacceptable", now is it!?

Like who the f*ck cares what the MPAA thinks is "acceptable" anyway?

Idiots.

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518.12.2007 17:09

just means the movie studios are gonna get hit in the pocket so good for china for telling them to f off they dont need their movies.just what i'd like to see the riaa and mpaa get hit in the pockets.

618.12.2007 17:30

Quote:
Originally posted by jetyi83:
its unacceptable? that sounds like a threat to me. china has the right to do whatever the hell they want.
i agree with you, who the hell does the MPAA think they are to say that
your forgetting america thinks it rules the world, or is that just george bush. the chinese are right america needs them more than they need america, thats why america will never go to war with iran over the nuclear testing. iran has chinas backing and america cant afford to lose chinas exported good.
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718.12.2007 17:49

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its unacceptable? that sounds like a threat to me. china has the right to do whatever the hell they want. i hope china is vengeful and will do a little more leveraging of their own.
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Too Funny

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Go China! The MPAA can be burned alive, shot in the knees, and then stabbed to death.

Boy do I hate the MPAA.
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I think Everybody Does

Like who the f*ck cares what the MPAA thinks is "acceptable" anyway?

just means the movie studios are gonna get hit in the pocket so good for china for telling them to f off they dont need their movies.just what i'd like to see the riaa and mpaa get hit in the pockets.

unfortunatly there pockets are deep enough and greedy enough
that it does hurt but doesnt

The MPAA And RIAA Should Be "Shot" "Burned" "Bombed" Buried then Rot
in HELL

818.12.2007 17:56

china isnt gonna give a ****. everything in american is pretty much made in china or somewhere in asia. if the US even DARES to do anything to china they could push back and stop making all of the goodies the US needs. so GO china. the MPAA deserves to die

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918.12.2007 19:03

Let it go Dan Glickman, you douche. They don't like you and don't want to play with your toys.

1018.12.2007 21:05

Hehe, it's cool. Jet Li stopped making movies anyway so we don't need china to watch our bullcrap. Kinda sucks though for chinese citizens who may like american cinema (it's not all bad, lets be honest).

1118.12.2007 21:22

but noprotein, china is a hotbed for piracy. they'll find all american films bootlegged on the streets and buy them for like a few dollars. so they aren't really loosing that much. lol

1218.12.2007 23:45

I'm all for it.


Either way; chinese pirates will have some connections to getting american films anyways....

and like that dood said; china is a piracy hotbed.

I personally think this is f***ing hilarious! HAHAHAHAHAH

TAKE THAT MPAA.

seriously though; they're greedy bastards. they should dieee...

1319.12.2007 2:45

Quote:
...develop a strong and most importantly, legitimate film exhibition and distribution market.
I am surprised they are not more concerned with this block of their crap movies.

According to Glickman the MPAA is more concerned (duh!) with their garbage films getting pirated then actually being shown in the country.

If the films are being shown, even if the vast majority of it is pirated, that means they are making some sort of money on the few that do not pirate the movies. With how big China is even if an extremely small percentage of people buy the movies that should cause a decent-sized boost to the MPAA's bottom line.

In my opinion they should be very concerned with this blockade.

Peace

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1419.12.2007 5:58

I'm sure the Chinese pirates have other ways to obtain releases besides CAM recordings. After all, they do have internet access. Someone eles CAM release is probably just as good.

1519.12.2007 11:44

I though we had a deal we send them crappy movies and they send us toys with lead in them

1619.12.2007 23:48

Originally posted by mediabob:
but noprotein, china is a hotbed for piracy. they'll find all american films bootlegged on the streets and buy them for like a few dollars. so they aren't really loosing that much. lol
Yeah but if the new American films aren't being advertised there then I don't think many people are going to be buying pirated versions of new American films.

1721.12.2007 1:29

"Ouch" This is going to hurt the MPAA.

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1821.12.2007 21:00
Bluto1841
Inactive

I've been to China twice and see that they are really "big time" and probably will have their own MPAA and RIAA soon enough. The big cities like Shanghai,Bejing and HongKong make our big cities look puny. They will probably surpass our movie industry and forget what happens in Hollywood. They need their own government to kiss-butt for their own version of MPAA and RIAA including the graft, stupidity, greed etc. (like the way out legislators fall all over the MPAA/RIAA)

1924.12.2007 18:17

////it is unacceptable that China has taken this action and we will bring all our resources and leverage to bear to address this situation.\\\\

LOL. Just that statement alone makes me hate the MPAA. I suppose now they will say that NOT buying their dvd's is illegal too :-) haha

Stupid nazis.

2027.12.2007 23:46

LOL!!! A step backwards in who's book??American governments. What a joke i feel is that the U.S Govt is really a sook when it comes to anyone thinking independently that is not the way they want things happen.

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