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China: MeMedia Issue 4: Copyright Kills Creation, Life's Precious, Ching Ming Festival

This week comes the fourth issue from the newly-formed MeMedia roundup of all that's hot around the Chinese blogsphere including the upcoming Taiwan Bloggers BoF, copyright discussion in Hong Kong, kickback cost of medicine in China, in memory of the deads in Ching Ming Festival and much more.

[技术和互联网
2007 台湾网志青年运动会 bof

中国首次允许播出同性恋的节目 ,其实他们不知道,同性恋Blog 已经公开流行。要知道,就是连黑猩猩也有猴权。Blogger的身份越来越从虚拟走向现实,如果你的志向是做一个公民记者或者社会批判者的话,也许将直面许多人身危险,请参考这份博客如何自保及安全指南 (GFWed )。或者干脆学他们明目张胆的不说 。台湾的网志大会(雅名 “台湾网志青年运动会 ”)将在本月开幕,不知道今年大陆的“中文网志年会 ”是否能够在皇城根正常召开呢。

[Tech & Internet]
Homosexual programs are allowed to be broadcasted in China for the first time, while actually, homeosexual blogs are already very popular. Well, even Chimpanzees have rights. The identities of bloggers are moving from virtual to the real. If your aim is to be a civil right reporter or social critic, you have to take risks. Please refer to this Guide to safe blogging (GFWed). Or just follow their example and don't utter a single word in public. The Taiwan Bloggers Conference (Taiwan Bloggers BoF) was held this month, and it's still not certain whether this years’ Chinese Bloggers Conference can be held in Beijing smoothly.

草根媒体需要什么样的原则呢?这些都在考验我们的智慧(可以参考weblogs,inc,香港独立媒体,独立中文笔会的编辑原则)。如果新闻主管机构一直是这么干的,一直在用互联网伪造盛世形象,掩盖真实的社会现象和历史,用 媒体欺骗我们的思想,那么保持“思想的独立性”而不是按照前列腺发炎规范思考和发炎则是Blogger最重要的原则。

What kind of principles do the grassroots media follow? It's a trail for us (we can refer to the editing principles of weblogs,inc, Inmediahk.net, Chinesepen). If media superintendent keeps on using internet for making a flourishing age as camouflage to cover up the real social phenomenons and history, and trying to cheat us by mass media, keeping an ‘Independent mind’ are key rules for bloggers.

[Free Mickey] EMI宣布取消数字音乐中的DRM ,这也许是一个开端,当然也可能只是版权警察有了更好的办法 。确实到了整个音乐产业都要重新思考的时候了。保护版权等于保护创意?Inmedia选择的这个主题,用来垂问香港立法机构在修改版权法律的时候是否考虑到了在数字时代公众参与知识建构的价值和利益。香港的Blogger 能否在这场立法过程中发挥作用,真正维护版权法的价值观,阻止过度保护那些大财团的利益呢?在香港「知识共享行动」(Open Knowledge)会议上,台湾维基媒体协会的理事长邓杰先生(虎儿)打了个比方:如果你要开一家餐厅卖牛排,吃牛排是用刀子,但刀子是危险的,可以用来杀人,于是,为了防止有人用刀子杀人,所以,要我们在牢房吃牛排。

EMI anounced DRM free music for EMI's complete music library. Maybe it is just a beginning, and of course, maybe the copyright cops have already got better solutions. Indeed it's time to think over for the whole music industry. Protecting the copyright is equal to protecting creativity? Inmedia use this rhetorical question to ask whether Legislation body in Hongkong has considered the value and benefit of public participation of mass in the construction of knowledge in digital era when they are amending the copyright laws. Will Hongkong bloggers be able to influence the legislation process, protect the value of copyright in a justful way, and prevent over-protection for benefit of those big corporates? During the Conference (organized by Open Knowledge Action), Mr. Deng Jie( Hu er), the director-general of Taiwan Wikimedia Foundation, used a metaphor: If you want to open a resturant selling steak, while customers have to use knives to eat, however, knives are dangerious, since they could be used to kill people, for this reason, to avoid killing with the knives, we need to have steak in a jail.

Google的一举一动永远是公众注目的焦点。在愚人节的疯狂恶搞过后,谷歌拼音输入法正式推出,随即陷入一片争议声中。是不是拿技术忽悠人或是用U盘堵住了Blogger的嘴巴,只有参加公关会议的人知道。谷歌输入法,不能算是很大的创意,加之还有抄袭的嫌疑。谷歌中国出品欲望过急地呈现出来,可惜也许会让粉丝们再一次不是滋味。谷歌拜倒在“防火长城”下姑且不论,还学会了自毁长城。而谷歌在中国的劲敌百度,日前进军日本市场后一直持续着来自中国访问量远大于日本本地的奇特风景。

wiki的小圈圈主义 或许也是web2.0的一个特质,那么让我们仰望一下浩瀚的星空,思考如何突破这个围城。网上更大的一个圈子恐怕就是GFW,不知道这个号称“无法破译”的量子密码通信网络 会对它产生什么影响?

Any action of Google is the public focus. After the crazy prank on April Fool's Day, Google launched Google Pinyin formally, and was caught in a series of debates. Did they pay trick on us by techniques? Only the people taking part in the PR conference knew the truth. Google Pinyin isn't much an innovative creation, what's worse, it is suspicious of plagiarism. Google is a bit too hasty in promoting its product in China, it may disappoint its fans again. It has already ruined itself by being submissive to the Great Fire Wall. As for Baidu, Google's biggest component in China, it has created a fascinating scene recently in launching towards the Japan market as it has far more visits from mainland China than from Japan. Wiki's mini circle might be one of the features of Web2.0, then let's rise our heads to see the immense cosmos, meditating how to breakthrough the wall. Another bigger circle on the internet is probably GFW, we are yet to see the effect of this so called ‘Unbreakable’ Quantum code communication system to the internet.

IPv6迟迟不能广泛应用,2010年后用完了IP地址 ,我们该怎么办?

原来科学研究就是在讨好上帝,看来上帝的马屁不好拍,否则为何不增加一下人类性器官的数量,让我们更加high?都说人类起源自非洲,那么上帝也极可能是一位非洲人。可是田园洞人的发现 看来中国人并不受上帝的管辖。唉,科学上的争吵更是让人眼迷耳乱,谁叫学术永远是少数人的事情 呢?

IPv6 still haven't been widely used, what should we do after the IP runs out in 2010?So doing scientific research is pleasing God, otherwise why don't we increase more sex organs to get us higher? Everybody says that Human beings originated from Africa, in that case, God would probably be an African. However the discovery of Man at Tianyuan Cavity indicated that Chinese are under God's control. Well, scientific argument is usually confusing as scientific research is always the task of the minority.

[社会]
清明时节雨纷纷,多少人 需要祭奠啊!不过中国人越来越发现“死不起 (GFWed )“了,活着累,死也难。北京地铁塌方事故 更引发了人们对奥运安全的担忧 ,因为类似事故是否也有隐瞒呢 ?越来越多的事件 正在考问草根是否能够影响立法 。浙江台州的两院报告差点不能过关,难道有了电子表决器就有民主了吗?这个比较令人疑惑,就像有人说互联网因为匿名才敢说话一样。

[Society]
Ching Ming Festival with endless drizzles,
how many people need our commemoration. However, more and more Chinese realise that they could not afford to die (GFWed), for it's hard to live, and hard to die. The collapse of Beijing subway station made people worry about the 2008 Olympic Games. More and more events are testing the possibility whether the grassroots could have impact on legislation. Two Judicial reports of Zhe Jiang Tai Zhou got a mere pass in the city People's Congress, do we have democracy by using digital voting machine? This is as puzzling as some have argued that people could only speak out in the internet when they are anonymous.

歌曲都曾经要少一截的当下,Zola同重庆的“维权户”必然是要最终一起被和谐掉的,在这个时刻被GFW,也算是帮GFW作了一下推广,让更多人正视GFW的存在才算是支持英明的党。Zola 也可以回家继续卖菜了。虽然无法得知和解的真正的交易内幕,但Zola这么闹一把,展现出的个人媒体的能量已经足够让传统媒体重视起来了。重庆最牛维权户和开发商最终和解的结局不是某些国外媒体希望看到的,但是看大片的心态也未必不在国人心中存在…

In a situation when popular songs have to be edited for distribution, Zola's story and the Chongqin “civic right house” of course have been harmonized all together. Now that it is GFWed, it serves as a promotion for the GFW. Zola can go home and continue his market life. Though we could never get to know the inside story of the deal, Zola's action has already shown the power of individual media and gained the respect from traditional media. The final compromise of the nail householders and the developer were probably not what some of the foreign medias wanted to see, however, the attitude of watching big movie has been shared by some Chinese as well…

科级干部能够有600平米的住房 ,看来我们都得向政府官员们学习。不过中华全国总工会还是挺关心工人阶级利益的,要不然怎么会给“麦当劳 ”和沃尔玛那么多压力呢?

药价虚高几十倍仅仅是药品企业的问题吗?国家药监局前局长郑筱萸因贪污受贿被捕后,药监局下属机关单位未被立案调查的腐败官员在我党的正确领导和强大威力的震慑下,共登记上交了价值260多万元的贿赂,清退了医药企业350万股票股份,上梁不正下梁歪!纳税人的钱养了一群蛀虫和败类!白衣天使在药品回扣面前都变成了魔鬼,老百姓看不起病,贫困夫妻付不起医药费投江自杀 。

Middle-level officials can enjoy 600 square metres house, probably we should learn from them. After all All China Federation of Trade Unions are still concerning workers’ welfare, or else it wouldn't have given so much pressure on Mcdonald's and Wal-Mart?The price of medicine has multiplied by tens of what it should be, and is it only the fault of pharmaceutical corporate? Since the ex-director general of State Food And Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, was arrested for engaging in embezzlement and taking bribes, those corrupted officials in the under-lining department of SFDA, pressed by our party's rightful and powerful leadership, had finally registered and handed in over 2.6 million RMB bribe, and returned 3.5 million stocks. To put it with a Chinese saying, when the upper part of the column is not straight, the lower column will certain blend! The tax payers are feeding a bunch of scums. Angels in white changed into devils with kickbacks in selling drugs, and ordinary citizens can not afford the cost in hospital, a poor couple had committed suicide in the river since they couldn't afford the cost.

当99%的医生都在拿药品回扣,100%的医院药剂科主任都在吃卡拿卡要公关费,当100%的医院院长都拿了巨额的医疗器械回扣,当国家卫生主管部门100%的保护下属医疗机构“违反医德国法”行径的时候,当国家药品监督管理局的被发现的官员100%的贪污受贿的时候,当医药公司药厂必须按照“潜规则”才能把放在台面上的“工作”完成时,当不行贿,合法的商业行为就无法进行的时候,这“钱规则” 巨大的行贿成本只有加到药品价格中去,而老百姓看不起病自杀 也是可以理解的“正常现象”了。当你看病所配的药物金额50-70%是花在厂家行贿成本中的时候,不要惊讶,大国崛起,百姓当然要付出大价钱,您去医院看病付钱时,就在为构建“盛世”买单。

When 99% of the doctors are taking kickbacks, and 100% of the director of pharmaceutical section are spending on company visa cards and asking for PR subsidies, 100% director of hospitals are receiving mint kickbacks of medical appliance, and 100% SFDA officials were found to be involved in briberies, medicine companies have to follow the ‘ Unwritten Rules’ to get their “jobs” done. If without giving bribes, the companies could not operate normally, the kickback cost of the “Money Rules” has to be added to the price of the medicines. Consequently for those ordinary people who can't afford the cost, suicide becomes a “normal phenomena”. When 50-70% of the medicine cost is the kickback cost, don't be surprise, because the people have to pay for the the raise of great nation. When you are paying in the hospital, you are contributing to this “Grand Age”.

当那么多外国人到中国来做器官移植 ,当然确实算是造福了中国的医院和病人 。但是,不知道公布《人体器官移植条例》后还会不会有新的形式出现。

方舟子说要灭了中医中药,政府要“大力”扶持中医药行业,而下属的“部分地方卫生部门”却以各种名义阻碍“中医”开私人诊所,而那些原来贴性病小广告,经历了原始资本积累的“福建莆田游医 ”,现在却可以光明正大的以“来自上海专家的医院 ”的广告持证营业,继续靠治疗性病,前列腺疾病,妇科疾病和不孕不育,坑蒙拐骗,上海长江医院只是其中的冰山一角。< /blockquote>

When there are so many foreigners here to have organ transplantation operations, it does benefit a lot to Chinese hospitals and patients. However, after the announcement of the organ transplatation regulations, we are yet to see the new happenings.Fang Zhouzi suggested to get rid of Chinese traditional medicine, while the Chinese government are trying hard to support it. Meanwhile “local health departments” are creating obstacles for Chinese medicine doctors to open private clinics. As for those “Fujian Putin travelling doctors”, with their tiny ads on STD, have gone through the primitive accumulation of capital, can finally get the licenses issued from “professional hospital from Shanghai” and continue to treat STD, testicular diseases, gynecological diseases, infertility and fool around. Shanghai Yangzi Hospital is just a tip of the iceberg.

[中国环境的恶化] 中国的妇女儿童拐卖现象严重 ,六合彩更加流行(GFWed ) ,成为了经济邪教。甚至有人认为,连于丹都是一种邪教 ,是愚弄大众的麻醉药而已。

Problems of swindling and selling women and children are still very serious in China, while Mark Six is getting more popular(GFWed), some considered it as a economy cult. Nevertheless, Yu Dan is considered as a cult, too. It is more like an anaesthetic for cheating the mass.

对中国环保的批评我们终于有了挡箭牌,联想可是最环保 的公司呢。但是沙尘暴偏要来做对 ,那是谁也拦不住的。

Finally there's a shield for the critics of environment conservation in China. Lenovo is said to be the best environmental company. However the sandstorm is showing the opposite picture, and nobody could stop it.

黑瞎子岛 (GFWed , 地图 )即将回归中国(至少主流媒体的标题是这样讲的 ),当然实际的情况是回归一半 ,我们得学会要尊重历史 (GFWed )和事实。

Hey Xiazi Island (GFWed, Map) will be returned to China (Some mainstream media are telling this), while the real situation is only half of the island will be returned, and we have to learn to repsect the history (GFWed) and the reality.

[商业]
走光 在这个天气都可以买卖 的互联网上,通过blog赚钱也是理所当然的事情。那么草根博客应该如何确定自己网站的价值呢?估价三万就真得能够拉到三万元广告赞助吗?如果用搜索引擎能够帮助自己赚到钱 ,又如何计算它的真实成本呢?还是让我们感叹商业的魔力吧,走光的小屁屁那也是广告 。

[Business]
It's normal that you can earn money through your blog, since even weather could be sold on the internet. So how to assess your grassroot blog's value? Is it possible get 30 thousand RMB ad patronage on the blog with an evaluation of 30 thousand RMB? In this case, if we could make money by search engine, how to calculate its real cost? Let's exclaim on the magic of the commercial, while pictures of butts can also be advertisement.

在娃哈哈遭遇达能低价强行并购的时刻,我们在想:中国的超市里,如果少了娃哈哈,只剩下百事可口可乐三得利,康师傅统一,是何等的郁闷和悲哀!看来和鬼子合作,都得多个心眼,小心行事,他们来是赚钱的,而不是做慈善事业。不过中国公司玩小九九的招数并不少,所以中海油的洗钱计划被独立小股东们否决了 ,让人们见识了小股东的力量(GFWed )。中国海外上市公司将面临全球规则的监管,从官办商业上来体会草根力量也未必不是一个思想鸡汤,不知道是否会触动多少“官商”的奶酪。也正是这样,美国政府又挥舞贸易大棒,宣布对中国铜版纸征收高额关税,这当然是美国内部各种保护势力的作用。但是中国,只有一个政府声音的粗简模式下,缺少了民间真正的应对能力,面对这种事情就会麻爪。而类似的谜局也处处可见,政府在哪里,问题就在哪里。 常州纳科 的教训深重,不知道中国的政府官员们是否从中学习到了什么。不过显然陈进的故事还在各地不断地重演。

When WaHaha is forced to merger with Danone group, we wondered how depressing it would be if there were no WaHaha, but just Pepsi, Cocacola and Suntory, Kang Shifu and Tong Yi left behind in the Chinese supermarket!Apparently, we have to be much more cautious when coopearting with foreigners, be careful, for they are just making money here instead of charity. However, for these Chinese companies, they also have their own countermeasures, for CNOOC's merger plan has been denied by independent shareholders, and it showed us the power of independent shareholders(GFWed). Chinese overseas companies are to be monitored by the global rules, while it would be chicken soup for the soul for the governmental commercial. It will be never known how much ‘governmental commercial’ cheese would be affected. It is precisely in such circumstances that American government claims to impose high tax on imported Chinese paper. It is obviously an action from the various conservational powers inside US government. However, in China, where there's only one voice from the government and lack of response from the civil society. When facing such situation, we can't really react. Such kind of puzzles could be found everywhere. The problems follow where the government goes. Wonder if the Chinese government official had learned from the lesson of Nanotech or not. However, the story of Chen jing keeps repeating in the country.

惠普公司中国总裁孙振耀正式加入“提前退休计划” (Enhanced Early Retirement Program),将于今年5月31日离开惠普公司。不管是否是自愿 ,能够在一家大公司的中国首席位置上停留如此长的时间,也是一种难得的智慧,所以难怪惠普的员工也有戚戚焉 。
千橡的迷局更有趣 ,他们甚至玩起了媒体游戏 (E文),看来中国媒体中仍然有正义。不良企业大都出现在伪2.0企业身上,而真正的2.0创业者们正在努力把社会责任和企业精神结合起来 。

HP China president Sun Zhengyao has joined the Enhanced Early Retirement Program officially, and he'll leave HP on May 31. Whether or not it is a voluntary decision, it requires a precious widsom for staying on the top position of a big company for such long time. No wonder HP staffs are sad to part.
The puzzle of Aakpacific seems to be more interesting, and they even started playing media games. It seems that Chinese media is still stand by justice. Harmful firms are fake 2.0 companies, whlie the real 2.0 entrepreneurs are trying to connect social responsibility with enterprise spirit.

[生活]
追星追到家破人亡 ,折射出家庭教育的畸形和信仰迷失一代的思想真空,有人说有什么样的社会就有什么样的粉丝 ,而且在不同领域有不同的表现方式。父母如何避免伤害孩子的自尊心 ,需要众多家长很好的学上一课,或许这是我们的教育与众不同?一家人应当相互关爱,能够一起欣赏生活,才真是乐滋美事 。
mubei 上海独立影评人卡夫卡·陆遭遇车祸去世 ,但是他的BLOG 却依旧存在,这让人感到一种莫名的恐惧 。天堂里没有车来车往 ,但是希望天堂里还有电影院,让我们送他最后一程吧。面对已经不在的blogger,确实应当有他们的墓地 。
应当祝福的还有Microsoft Word的元老功臣Charles Simony ,他已经支付2000-2500万美元准备好搭乘俄罗斯联盟号飞船升空 。坚持锻炼好身体,也许你也会成为未来的太空旅客。

[Life]
Chasing pop stars leads to broken families, disaster, reflects unhealthy family education and the loss of religion. Somebody said once that wherever there is society, there is a kind of fan, and in all different fields. How to avoid hurting a child‘s confidence? The parents have to take the class seriously, and should learn to care about each other, to appreciate life together, and that's the pleasure.
Shanghai independent critic Kafka Lu died in a traffic accident, while his blog still exists. Sounds a tad bit scary.
God bless Charles Simony, senior statesman of Microsoft Word, who has paid 20-25 million dollars for a ticket into space on the Russian spacecraft Soyuz. Keep your body in good shape, one day you might just end up a space traveller.

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