Beijing has defended China’s anti-piracy campaigns, noting that more than 4,000 people were convicted of product piracy in 2007, AP reported. A spokesman for the State Intellectual Property Office said at a news conference that "the Chinese government has take concrete steps and its success is there for all to see." Authorities said they seized 76 million pirated movies, software discs and goods last year and shut down 13,170 businesses involved in piracy. A total of 4,322 people were convicted by courts of product piracy. Approximately 93% of DVD movies sold in China are pirated, according to the Motion Picture Association.
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