It does not pay stealing copyrighted material from others. That’s a lesson some Chinese officials just learned the hard way.
When the Ministry of Health of a Chinese city decided to make a poster to welcome visitors from around the world to its health summit, they came up with the poster show on the right (top image). The line they put aside of a picture showing a young girl says something like “The nurse angel, Serve healthy job.”
“Nurse Angel,” as they found out later – a Japanese porn actress – did already serve a “health job” while in a slightly different line of business.
Once the “profession” of the girl became know the posters were taken down. It’s unclear how the officials obtained the picture in the first place nor has any information been reported how they found out afterwards.
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