Chinese people can now watch movies online or download them legally from a website after the films have been screened in cinemas for two or three weeks.
The website quacor.com for downloading free copyrighted movies was launched in Beijing on Saturday.
At the launch ceremony, the website received exclusive internet screening rights for two movies, Still Life and After This We Exile.
The site has already acquired thousands of movies' exclusive internet screening rights.
Meanwhile, is there really such thing as a "free lunch"? How will the website survive with the high cost of acquiring screening rights?
The website's publicist told the Stardaily that they will add advertisements to the movies and also on their website. He noted that the advertisements will only appear at the beginning or end of the movies.
(CRI November 20, 2006)