The ministry of culture had “revealed to the local media” that a “notice about clearing irregular music websites has been deployed to the various provinces and the task is progressing smoothly”, p2pnet noted in our the first world headline roundup of the new year, we quoted ChinaTechNews as saying.
Some 237 “irregular music websites in China” of which a third have already been suspended, says the story, adding:
“Under the requirement of the Ministry of Culture, websites listed in the notice should immediately stop Internet cultural activities and delete contents that are against the regulations and laws of China or contents that infringe the copyrights of their legal owners. Websites that pass the examine after rectification can apply for licenses or make registrations in provincial cultural administrations.”
The deadline for the “rectification” is January 10.
ChinaTechNews doesn’t say what’ll happen to sites which ignore the command, or when.
ChinaTechNews – China’s Ministry Of Culture To Clear Illegal Music Websites, December 31, 2010
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