China vows to crack down on unauthorized distribution of audiovisual works – David Bandurski

From China Media Project:

Attempting to put an end to the mainland distribution of unauthorized domestic and foreign and other audiovisual works about China, China’s General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) issued orders yesterday that all audiovisual works (DVDs, CDs, etc) dealing with the Cultural Revolution and other “major topics” (Èáç§ßÈÄâÈ¢ò) must be registered before distribution on the mainland. A official in charge of audiovisual and web publishing said that in order to boost sales a number of audiovisual publishers had produced or imported works without first obtaining permission [Full Text]

Read Chinese coverage here.

July 14, 2006 5:58 AM
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