Sunday, April 15, 2007

42 Million illegal CDs and DVDs destroyed in piracy crackdown in China

BEIJING,China - Chinese authorities destroyed 42 million pieces of pirated digital videodiscs, compact discs, computer software and illegal publications in the government's latest campaign to curtail rampant theft of intellectual property,Chinese state media reported.
The Saturday campaign follows a pair of complaints filed Tuesday by the U.S. against Beijing in the World Trade Organization over product piracy and market access.Workers across the country set fire to 30 million pieces of smuggled and pirated audio and video materials, software and 11 million copies of pirated and illegally published books and magazines, Xinhua News Agency said yesterday.

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