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IFPI is a big fan of recent Chinese anti-piracy actions

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2010 15:53 User comments (5)

IFPI is a big fan of recent Chinese anti-piracy actions Over the past few months, the Chinese Ministry of Culture has identified 185 sites that infringe on copyrights, adding that the sites violate regulations and do not have licenses to distribute music.
Since April, 23 of those sites have shut down, and the Ministry is still actively investigating the others.

The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) has applauded the recent actions:

"It is good news that the authorities are taking action against some infringing websites, but there are many more illegal music services that continue to operate with impunity," says Leong Mayseey, IFPI regional director for Asia, (via Billboard).

"Only 23 of the original 185 websites identified by the Ministry of Culture have been taken down and it is not clear what penalties, if any, their operators face. If China wants its creative sector to punch its weight globally, it must do more to create a widespread climate of respect for intellectual property."


Continuing, the director says: "We hope to see the authorities following this welcome development with further action against services that illegally build their businesses by abusing other people's rights."

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5 user comments

18.8.2010 16:34

"We hope to see the authorities following this welcome development with further action against services that illegally build their businesses by abusing other people's rights." Yeah because China is know for People's rights...

28.8.2010 19:49

IFPI, in full support of Communism.

38.8.2010 20:58

Quote:
If China wants its creative sector to punch its weight globally, it must do more to create a widespread climate of respect for intellectual property
i'm pretty sure it does very well creatively using other peoples designs (hiphone anyone?)

Chine is a production not service industry. I don't believe it can compete with design centric countries like Germany and the UK.

nor do i think it wants to. It does of course want to look like it's not officially approving of plagiarism though...

49.8.2010 3:17

IFPI does not support communism; only Fascism. Good thing, because the Chinese are not communists; they are Fascist Capitalists.

59.8.2010 17:07

Originally posted by Notcow:
IFPI, in full support of Communism.
Yup

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