Chinese authorities are requiring makers of online films to gain licenses and report their content before it is posted, signaling a tightened regulatory regime on internet video content, the South China Morning Post reported Thursday. Under a revised law, content makers are required to register with their real names, and production companies must obtain operating licenses and report their content before it is put online, the report said. Also, video-hosting companies should to keep records of uploaded content. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television was quoted as saying that the aim is to improve supervision of the internet, cultivate a “healthy and civilised” online environment and prevent programs with excessive sexual and violent content from being aired.
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