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Archived updates for Monday, March 07, 2005

Thousands Respond at Beijing Anti-Piracy Concert

According to a Peoples Daily report on February 27, 2005 a televised anti-piracy concert watched by 150 million included one performer asking "A copyrighted CD for 200 yuan [$24], pirated one for 10 yuan, what will you buy?" "The pirated one," answered the thousands of people in the stadium.

Organized by the central government and associations in entertainment circles, the concert was just one of a series anti-piracy events going on in Beijing Saturday, aiming to show officials' and entertainers' determination to hit hard on piracy. Events included a forum, a Beijing anti-piracy declaration and a public destruction of pirated products.

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