Notice Concerning the Setting Up of Copyright Management Organs by All Provincial, Autonomous Region or Municipal Publishing Bureaus (General Offices)

The “Trial Regulations on copyright Protection of Books and Periodicals” and its “Implementing Rules” have been published a year ago, the publication administrative management entities have carried out much work in organising study of the “Trial Regulations” for editing and publishing staff and creative staff, allocation and training of publishing staff, spread copyright knowledge, arbitration in copyright disputes, etc. In order to guarantee that the “Trial Regulations and its “implementing Rules” are implemented one step further, and to prepare conditions for the full implementation of copyright protection, all provincial, autonomous region or municipal Publishing Bureaus (General Offices) are advised to set up a Copyright Office, or to specially designate personnel in the Publications Office, in order to take up books and periodicals copyright protection work in their respective jurisdictions.

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Ministry of Radio, Film and Television, Ministry of Commerce, State Administration for Industry and Commerce Notice Concerning Rectification of the Audio and Video Products Market and Stopping Pirate Recording Activities

According to recent inspections, infringing pirate recording and sale of audio and video tape products (namely boxed sound tapes, records, video tapes of recorded programmes) activities, has again occurred in some places. One sort of situation is pirate recording and sale of audiovisual products imported by smuggling, its content has all not passed examination and approval; one sort of situation is by oneself pirate recording and selling of products of domestic publications work units, infringing copyright and gravely damaging publications work units’ economic interests. These infringing pirate recorded and sold audiovisual products are not only of low quality, but some have unhealthy content. These false and inferior audiovisual products are sold at low prices, overflow the market, gravely impede the development of the audiovisual publications sector, cause consumers mental and bodily health and economic interest to be directly damaged. In order to rectify and strengthen management over the audiovisual products market, safeguard wide-spread consumers’ personal interests, and benefit the construction of a socialist spiritual civilization, determined stopping of and attack against unlawful actions such as infringing pirate recording and selling, etc. must be undertaken, and now the following notice is formulated:

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