Comments on: China’s Potential Crackdown on Music Piracy http://www.theglobaloutpost.com/archives/28 Real World, Music Industry Views Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:14:46 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2.2 By: Some more thoughts on the digital distribution of music in China | China Music Radar http://www.theglobaloutpost.com/archives/28#comment-566 Some more thoughts on the digital distribution of music in China | China Music Radar Mon, 09 Nov 2009 05:32:43 +0000 http://www.theglobaloutpost.com/archives/28#comment-566 [...] Last month, China’s music community struggled to digest Beijing’s latest installment of music censorship protocol. As reported by an entire constellation of international and domestic media outlets, beginning on December 31st, all music-disseminating outfits in China must submit song lyrics, translated into Chinese, to the Ministry of Culture in order to gain permission to upload music to the internet. Basically, it’s like the climax of Indiana Jones’ Last Crusade where, in order to save his father, he must retrieve the Holy Grail by navigating an antiquated gauntlet meant to weed out those of impure intent. Except in this case, the Holy Grail comes in the form of a license to operate as an “Online Cultural Business”, and those who seek it (online music providers) may suffer financial, rather than physical, hardship. (For a more detailed explanation of these regulations, see HERE). [...] […] Last month, China’s music community struggled to digest Beijing’s latest installment of music censorship protocol. As reported by an entire constellation of international and domestic media outlets, beginning on December 31st, all music-disseminating outfits in China must submit song lyrics, translated into Chinese, to the Ministry of Culture in order to gain permission to upload music to the internet. Basically, it’s like the climax of Indiana Jones’ Last Crusade where, in order to save his father, he must retrieve the Holy Grail by navigating an antiquated gauntlet meant to weed out those of impure intent. Except in this case, the Holy Grail comes in the form of a license to operate as an “Online Cultural Business”, and those who seek it (online music providers) may suffer financial, rather than physical, hardship. (For a more detailed explanation of these regulations, see HERE). […]

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By: The Censors close in | China Music Radar http://www.theglobaloutpost.com/archives/28#comment-520 The Censors close in | China Music Radar Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:51:38 +0000 http://www.theglobaloutpost.com/archives/28#comment-520 [...] For more detailed analysis, see HERE. [...] […] For more detailed analysis, see HERE. […]

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