Notice Concerning Continuing to Launch Activities Attacking Smuggled and Pirated Films

MoCM No. (2001)10

In 1999, the Ministry of Culture and SARFT launched a national-scale activity attacking smuggling and piracy of films, causing the tendency of overflowing of smuggling and piracy to be effectively restrained, and the film market environment has a certain change of appearance. Film is a sort of cultural consumer good, that is more and more welcomed by widespread consumers, especially distribution and projection income of domestically produced films in recent years has increased in different levels. But a number of offenders and criminals, driven by profit, produce pirate audiovisual film products on a large scale, especially pirated audiovisual products of domestic films cause grave effects on the film market. In order to attack smuggling and piracy of films, safeguard the regular order of our country’s film market, protect intellectual property rights, the Ministry of Culture and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television have decided in 2001, to launch national scale activities to attack smuggled and pirated films. The relevant matters are notified as follows: Continue reading