China tightens scrutiny over online videos, bans illegal downloads and remakes

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. The authorities stated in the notice that all the online entertainment shows and clips must not distort or uglify classic […]