China pledges to fight Internet piracy

By Derek Sooman on
Keen to clean up its rep as being something of a haven for piracy, China has pledged to step up its fight against copyright violations on the Internet. The nation has acknowledged that the problem of illegal online sales of entertainment and software is rife for China. China's National Copyright Administration (NCA) has confirmed that 75 websites have been closed down following a four-month campaign that ended in December into illegal online sales of copyrighted media.

'What we've investigated may be a very small portion of the problem,' NCA deputy commissioner Yan Xiaohong told a press conference.
The Chinese have pledged to work more closely with international companies and organizations to achieve these aims, and are doing what they can to overturn the view that they do very little to stamp out rampant piracy.

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