New DVD multiplies piracy problem

Single disc can contain four full-length feature pix

BEIJING — A new type of DVD, called HDVD, has appeared on China’s black market, further aggravating the DVD piracy problem.

A single HDVD can contain about four full-length feature films. A standard DVD can generally hold one film.

HDVD discs play on standard DVD players and sell for the same price as standard pirated DVDs — about $1 per disc.

The Ministry of Culture has launched a nationwide campaign to combat the sale of illegal HDVDs. The crackdown will run until the end of February.

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