Monday, August 14, 2006

1,400 Pirated Chinese Movies in Two Months Aired On Chinese TV Stations

According to the Chinese Movie Copyright Association, Chinese TV stations air up to 1,500 pirated Chinese movies a year, costing studios up to $9.4 million in lost revenues, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday.

""The number of movies illegally aired is startling - more than 100 in the first six months of the year, and most of them are very recent," Meng Yu, the association's legal director, was quoted as saying."

The conclusion is that 1,400 pirated Chinese movies were aired on Chinese TV in just two months.

This Associated Press story is published by, among others, the Washington Post, the HK Standard, and the Taiwan's China Post.

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