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50 Chinese sites remove piracy links

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jan 2008 18:56 User comments (4)

50 Chinese sites remove piracy links In a move brokered by the Movie Copyright Protection Assn. of China, 50 Chinese websites including the popular China.com.cn, People.com.cn and 163.com, have all agreed to stop providing access to pirated movies.
In exchange, the sites will co-operate with Quacor.com to distribute legal online movies. A recent survey has confirmed that at least 30,000 Chinese websites "provide access to visual arts" and that over 61 percent of Chinese web users watch movies online without paying.

Li Guomin, vice-chairman of the association, has said that growing piracy is damaging China's local film industry.

"If these infringements continue, producers might simply stop making movies altogether. And then 162 million Chinese netizens will lose the service they have now,"
Li added.

Source:
Variety

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4 user comments

113.1.2008 20:52

50 Chinese sites remove piracy links while 1000's of other Chinese sites add piracy links ;)

214.1.2008 17:09
banned2X
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No diggity doubt!!!

324.1.2008 21:56
xhardc0re
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LOL u know whut they say, right? 50 down, 200 up!! hahahah

427.1.2008 17:27

Originally posted by jimmer:
50 Chinese sites remove piracy links while 1000's of other Chinese sites add piracy links ;)
This sums it up quite nicely. Well put.

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