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China Orders All Online Content Providers to Apply for Internet License

China's powerful State Administration of Radio, Film and TV has tightened its grip on the biz by ordering all online content providers to apply for a license before broadcasting material on the Internet.

The new rules are a blow to foreign producers trying to break into the potentially lucrative but heavily regulated Chinese market because it effectively means that only state-approved TV stations and cinemas will be able to import content for webcasting.

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Updates:  UPDATED Apr 02, 2009 1:01 PM PDT
China to Require Internet Licenses - But the Battle is Already Lost Lauren Weinstein, Apr.2.2009

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