China’s Progress Against Piracy

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Some good points from Stan Abrams over on China Hearsay about China’s battle against piracy:

We’ve already seen significant action on the video side, and it does seem that when industry and large portals get together to make deals based on reasonable business models, most unsophisticated viewers will opt in and avoid complicated or dodgy sites. […] The recent news concerning online music was welcome and a significant step in the right direction, but we still have a long way to go.

Things are getting better in China, especially in the online video space. But I agree with Stan, as it still looks like a game of whack-a-mole to me. It’s still not very hard to find copyrighted video on Chinese sites. Or so I hear…