News The big “Earthquake” to the chinese writers【1】bloodly contract

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do you want to know what happen next?

  1. write it quickly,i want to see

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  1. wazs

    wazs Active Member

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    “everything you write is not belongs to you”
    “The copyright belongs to the company for 50 years”
    “once you sign,your novel,your pen name,even the academic paper you are writing will not belongs to you”
    ......
    this is not Cyberpunk 2077,this is what happened in 2020‘s china
    the event is ended for months,so i decide to make a record here
    (learn english by myself,might be many spell mistakes)

    【1】 bloodly contract
    2020.4.27
    Yuewen,biggest novel website in china。
    tengxun,biggest monopoly company in china。
    what will happen if the biggest monopoly company purchase the biggest novel website?
    a new contract,cow in the dirty blood of capitalists。

    “everything you write is not belongs to you”
    “The copyright belongs to the company for 50 years”
    “once you sign,your novel,your pen name,even the academic paper you are writing will not belongs to you”
    and,for the film and television,the website decide your novel will be free for everyone

    no right to debate,sign or go
    if the writer is J. K. Rowling ,yuewen can set up a new company,and sell the 《Harry Potter》to it for 1 dollar
    then , yuewen can pay J. K. Rowling 70 cents as the movie copyright fee (company buckle down 30%)
    also,you can only know how much you books sells in Yuewen website
    book shop? other website? sorry.
    your novel is translated on abroad,and you will get.....1 dollar too!

    (and more nausea sxxt,like you cant stop writing otherwise you need to pay for a fine)

    this new contract made people's writer dream become a joke
    who will still write when there is no money and future?
    you cant feed youself and your family
    writers run away,go for a other website,get other job,or quickly finish the novel
    (they say maybe that`s why《 Lord of the Mysteries》 end so quick)
    (in fact,before the even i was prepare for my novel.It was also a huge blow to me.)

    the suppress from the government is not ending,another hit come to the china`s novel
    what a dark day


    Next
    【2】writers` fightback in International Labor Day ,and more despair.....

    (how many people want to know what happen next?if there is a lot,i will write soon)
     
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  2. HamsterOverlord-sama

    HamsterOverlord-sama Silently preparing for a Hamster military invasion

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    Damn, that's crazy
     
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  3. otaku31

    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    Sheesh! Even the Devil tempts you to sell your soul, but these guys don't even bother to trick you; NGL, their sheer audacity is kinda admirable! :blobpopcorn_two:
     
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  4. MangoGuy

    MangoGuy Rambling Mango

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    well well well... NordVPN will probably get a lot of new users from China now.
     
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  5. asriu

    asriu fu~ fu~ fu~

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    wut with that format?
    weibo post?
    Neko.Para.600.1914201.jpg
    well to much power on one hand perhaps~ where they can go? syosetu?
    vanilla huh.png
    or maybe create new platform~
     
  6. Huahua2000

    Huahua2000 Active Member

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    This is so horrible. What happened next??
     
  7. nonononononono

    nonononononono NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

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    This isn't news. There are different types of contract, the more popular you are the better contract you get. That's how they work.
     
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  8. Liyus

    Liyus Laksha's Desu~ Cat

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    i get a deja-vu from this thread. i remember a similar topic with same replies. i'm overthinking?
     
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  9. Airlol

    Airlol Well-Known Member

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    I think it will not happen much. Because Chinese people been brainwashed by their own government that saying foreign country is more cruel than the republic. If you not believe, then read the Chinese book about their own history and compare to you own country about the Chinese. Difference like heaven and earth. Lol
     
  10. nonononononono

    nonononononono NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

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    This is false.
    Some Chinese people not equals all Chinese people, if you generalize your statement, it will only make you look prejudiced.
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    Also I'm curious which history book and event you are talking about. I'm just an ignorant fool, I'd like to learn more information about those things. I'd like to find out how they changed history.
     
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  11. kgggdkp2012

    kgggdkp2012 Void ReapeR(8th grade syndrome patient)

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    You mean communist. Republic is a form democracy.
     
  12. Feng Tian

    Feng Tian Well-Known Member

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    And communist says nothing about the form of government. Try stalinist instead.
     
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  13. Havisu

    Havisu Night Lurker

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    But still.. if the basic contract for new writer are like that, then even when you got popular after started writing there, all your work, anything related to writing, even your name, all belong to them.. the original post also said academic paper are also included, imagine if you're in university, everything you wrote, even your assignment, belong to that company. That's worst.

    Also, THIS IS NEW. Maybe not for you, but for me, and probably other people here.
     
  14. Fluffy Jellyfish

    Fluffy Jellyfish 『Number 1 Lolicon under Heaven』

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    This is a dejavu

    I have seen something like this before
     
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  15. nonononononono

    nonononononono NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

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    rwx has a detailed explanation on this issue. If you want to learn more, you can search his post history.
     
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  16. Seigin

    Seigin [Lolicon][GenderBender Banzai!]

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    If you started writing while singed into this contract you're basically doing slave labor(writing).C
    Copyrightfor 50 years, Extremely low pay
    Assuming if the contract includes your future works.

    Besides if that particular work(assuming the contract is only on one) and it became a hit, you'll be still broke :blobastonished:

    A sad day to be a writer lol
     
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  17. Havisu

    Havisu Night Lurker

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    You can't even stop, else you gotta pay... Very sad indeed.
     
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    Didn't Disney have something similar in heir contracts years ago, anything you created while working for them was there, but I would expect there to have been drastically differences in the working environment of that contract (group work at disney's offices/studios, and hired for creative work to help make someone else's vision a reality).

    Not if you are an uneducated American, they have re-defined so many words politically, especially back in the "red scare" days to suit their own ends it is not funny.

    But yes, Communism is not a form of government, and not even close to what China really is. It was just used as a boogeyman for the U.S.'s worship of unbridled capitalism.
     
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  19. wazs

    wazs Active Member

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    well,opposite,in 1980~2010,chinese people all think aboard is better place to live
    if there is chance, parents will chose to set their child study aboard,work aboard,live aboard
    until today,when young people can recive news from the internet and think themself,more people chose to stay in the motherland and come back
     
  20. Feng Tian

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    Currently they are trying to redefine Marxism and Socialism, particularly the dipshit brigade around Peterson and Shapiro.