New Delhi, July 8 : The Chinese Government has announced a ban on illegal broadcasts during the forthcoming Beijing Olympic Games.
An official of the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) said: "No website, mobile phone platform or individual is permitted to transmit audio and video information regarding the Beijing Olympic Games or events within the mainland without a copyright or copyright holders' authorizations."
The China Daily quoted Xu Chao, deputy director of the copyright management department of the NCAC, as telling reporters in Beijing on Monday that webcasts of Olympic-related programs have become commonplace since the Olympic torch gathering ceremony on March 24 and the ensuing torch relay.
Xu said the administration, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and copyright holders, are monitoring illegal transmissions on domestic websites.
Story first published: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 19:40 [IST]
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