China gets tough on internet piracy, or does it?

In the name of defusing tension with the US on online entertainment piracy, China steps up regulation of online music, ordering local internet companies to gain approval from government censors and proving they have distribution rights before making foreign music available
https://registration.ft.com/registration/barrier?referer=&location=http%3A//www.ft.com/cms/s/1f6faa34-8a4e-11db-ae27-0000779e2340.html

and games, ordering distributors to give imports to censors for approval
http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/82455/from/rss09

A likely side effect of these new regulations is to introduce hurdles giving local content an advantage on entry to market…..

And, at the same time, China restricts foreign investment in TV and film…
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117955459.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Oh, and Chinese YouTube-alike gets $12million in funding
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061212/cntu010.html?.v=25

Here begin the media battles…..

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