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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:31 PM

Romney Dumped Shares In Chinese Video Giant That Was Piracy Haven

Source: Buzzfeed

Mitt Romney's recently released tax returns show the governor recently sold off investments in the Chinese online-video company Youku, a Chinese version of YouTube. The site was launched in 2006 and quickly became a haven for downloading illegal American content. The site has been trying to repair its image as a piracy portal since lawsuits have caused them to remove unauthorized content.

Romney's tax returns show the former Massachusetts Governor sold more than 300 shares of the Youku on June 15. Romney has often used Chinese piracy and intellectual property theft as an issue while attacking President Obama on China.

"Did you know they even have an Apple store?" Romney said at a rally in Virginia last week. "It's a fake Apple store; they sell counterfeit Apple products. This is wrong. We're gonna crack down on China when they manipulate their currency, when they steal our goods, when they don't protect our intellectual property. We're gonna make sure that China understands we mean business. Trade is gonna work for us, not just for them."

Recently, the site started working with studios to have content on their site available at a price for users to view similar to iTunes.


Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/romney-dumped-shares-from-chinese-video-giant-accu



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trailmonkee Sep 2012 OP
JRLeft Sep 2012 #1
highplainsdem Sep 2012 #2
Suji to Seoul Sep 2012 #3
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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:41 PM

1. He's such !a Gawd Damn Fraud

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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. K&R

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Sat Sep 22, 2012, 01:20 AM

3. i use youku here. it sucks. I prefer youtube, but it's blocked without proxy or vpn

if people are nervous about Chinese piracy, there are so many other sites here that do that. youku is SMALL potatoes.

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Sat Sep 22, 2012, 02:04 AM

4. He has been running for President basically since he was born...

And yet he just keeps saying and doing things to NOT get elected. I think he needs to work out this desire to sabotage himself with a good therapist. I hope he will have plenty of time after November.

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