Sunday, February 27, 2005
Curioser and Curiouser
A glance across today's China news...
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China, now that it is beginning to understand the implications of piracy and intellectual property violations, is posing a public effort at consciousness raising...Thus, from People's Daily Online, February 27, 2005:
Audience of the concert corresponded what Yan [Yan Xiaohong, vice chief of the National Copyright Administration] had said." A copyrighted CD for 200 yuan, pirated one for 10 yuan, what will you buy?" -- someone on stage asked. "The pirated one," answered the thousands of people in the stadium.[Was that an intelligence test? Ed.]But of course,
"What I want to do is to repeatedly promote the use of copyrighted things," said Feng, adding that if all Chinese watch pirated movies, Chinese films are doomed to be barred from the world's market.
Mainer, New Yawka, Beijinger, Californian, points between. News, views and ballyhoos that piqued my interest and caused me to sigh, cry, chuckle, groan or throw something.
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