Thursday, August 17, 2006

Chinese Authorities Don't Like Parodies


From BostonHerald:

"China will regulate video on the Internet following a surge in satirical items in which real film clips are remade into mocking send-ups.
Video spoofs have become so popular that Chinese have even coined a new slang term, "egao," to describe the act.

Beginning in late August or September, only authorized Web sites such as Sina.com, Sohu.com and Netease.com will be allowed to show short films, the official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday, citing an announcement by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television."

5 Comments:

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

impossible to define and enforce

 
At 11:22 PM, Anonymous Olive said...

Sometimes, I approve of control by the state. Too much democracy is not good for a country's citizens.

 
At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@olive: And I guess you would like to be the person who's telling the citizens what's good for them and what isn't. Right?

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger ChinaLawBlog said...

I think the government will end up backing down from this.

 
At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Penny Stock Advice said...

The government of China does not understand the internet.

 

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