"China’s Richest Man, Dalian Wanda’s Wang Jianlin, Makes His Move on Hollywood"

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  1. thermodynamic Suspended

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    http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-richest-man-makes-his-move-on-hollywood-1475256816


    After decades of piracy and even $3 DVD titles as we all paid $20 or more for the same title... a reward for China's sky high piracy rate all while telling us here that piracy is wrong...

    http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2007/11/paramount-and-warner-bros-market-3-dvds-in-china/
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/18/b...gy-piracy-of-dvd-s-runs-rampant-in-china.html

    etc

    SMH
     
  2. impulse462 Suspended

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    hollywood execs sacrificing artistic integrity to cater to a specific nation's audience is shameful
     
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    Arguably... China's not the first to cater to outside audiences or wanting outside audiences to cater to them... can be good or bad. But since most "product" coming out of that ageist, sexist, and arguably still racist Hollywood industry is rarely more than superficial "reboots" of old titles and relaxing on nostalgia exploitation than to attempt anything new, taking real risks, and so on...

    I do wonder how many Americans go over to China to make movies that appease Americans... and if China were to allow that. Globalization seems to be a one-way street, since China's also been practicing protectionism all while Americans are told protectionism is bad...

    Can't China compete, must it do nothing except buy out companies after leeching off of artificially low prices that we had to make up the difference for (thanks to their rampant piracy, no less, for which the $3 reward surely suggests how much these companies aren't sincere in their battles against piracy)?

    On the plus side, in 2003 it was well over 90% and by 2012 it's down to 77%. Don't look up America's rate since we will want to be "entitled" to low low prices as well.

    Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/report-chinas-software-piracy-rate-falls-to-new-low-of-77/
     

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