(20 March 1986)
Reply to Shanghai PB (86) Gen. no. 015.
According to the provisions of Article 17 of the “Trial Regulations on Book and Periodicals Copyright Protection”, national audio and video publishing units using works already published by others to record and produce records, magnetic tapes, videotapes, may do so without approval of the copyright holder, but should pay remuneration to him. The remuneration rules are temporarily implemented in reference to principles of the “Trial Regulations on Book Royalties” of the Ministry of Culture (MOC (84) no. 1791), namely to remunerate the copyright holder with the basic royalty plus a printing royalty.