Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Media Control Not Copyright Piracy Main Reason For China's Battle Against BitTorrent

Frederik Borgesius (research master at IViR, studying copyright law and internet law for a semester at the University of Hong Kong, paralegal at, a Dutch IP & IT boutique law firm, and "dj Fred" by night at Yumla for example) sent IP Dragon an interesting link.

It's about China's aggressive stance against BitTorrent sites. In some countries BitTorrent sites are shut down. Mainly because of copyright piracy. In China the most important reason seems to be control over the media; China’s State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT) concern is video websites that lack appropriate licensing and certification by the government, allegedly damaging children's minds and undermining national security. Read TorrentFreak's article by enigmax, here.

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