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Tuesday, December 21, 2004
 

News on the Chinese piracy problems via Danwei blog:

Danwei:
"Beijing, December 12, 2004-- A new type of DVD, called 'HDVD', has appeared on the black market, further aggravating the DVD piracy problem.

A single HDVD, can contain about 4 full-length feature films, or 10 episodes of TV programming. A standard DVD can generally hold one film, or a handful of TV episodes."

Only 8 yuan per disc (about $1 USD for now, though that will be changing).
 
Comments:
Ohh...no wonder I saw some DVDs in Batam with 2 movies in it and thought, yeah rite, they gotta be fake! How's that for technology?
Damn!

And the ones i got in Batam and Thailand cost twice that in China. Double damn! heh.

So even if the yuan appreciates, it's gonna be what? US$1.25??

I feel guiltless about pirated DVDs as long as Singapore/China/other Asian cities keep up their arcane censorship laws. Oh, and those media corporate bigwigs flying around in their private jets. Ha.
 
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