Rupert Murdoch has demanded that China end its restrictions on the import of motion pictures and television programs. "China will ultimately decide its own fate, but unless the digital door is opened, opportunities will be lost and potential will not be realized," he said in an address today (Friday) at the World Media Summit in Beijing. Murdoch also called on China to clamp down on the rampant piracy that notoriously exists throughout the country. He suggested that piracy not only affects companies like his own, which owns Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Television, but China's film studios as well, saying that it "will make it difficult for them to generate the profits at home that would fuel growth abroad."

09/10/2009