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China Bans File Sharing Without Copyright Owners Permission

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The Chinese government has passed a new regulation to ban the uploading and downloading of Internet material without the copyright holder’s permission. The production, import and supply of devices that are capable of evading or breaching technical measures of copyright protection and technical services are prohibited under the regulation. The new regulation provides for a fine up to 100,000 yuan (12,500 U.S. dollars) and confiscation of computer equipment for those who breach copyright.

Sources: People’s Daily Online  |  ars technica
 
Dale’s Comment: Of course, the real question is, will China enforce this law in any way.

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    Very athoritarian government. wouldn’t want to live there.

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    Very athoritarian government. wouldn't want to live there.