SARFT Notice Concerning Foreign Satellite Television Channels of which Work Units such as Foreign-Related 3-star or Higher Hotels, etc. May Request Receipt

On 30 December 2004, SARFT issued the “SARFT Notice Concerning Foreign Satellite Television Channels of which Work Units such as Foreign-Related 3-star or Higher Hotels, etc. May Request Receipt” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus (offices), the Notice says, that according to the “Foreign Satellite Television Channel Landing Management Rules” (SARFT Decree No. 27), the following 31 foreign satellite television channels are approved to be provided continuously for requests for receipt to domestic work units such as 3-star or higher foreign-related hotels:

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Notice Concerning Strictly Attacking “Kung Fu”, “Dao Lang”, “The Great Emperor Han Wu Di” and a Series of Other Unlawful Audiovisual Products

29 December 2004

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal culture offices (bureaus), the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Culture Bureau, the Beijing Municipal Press and Publications Bureau:

New Year and the Spring Festival of 2005 are about to arrive, this is a peak sales season that happens once a year in the audiovisual market. Lawless persons also often use the New Year and Spring Festival period to peddle and hawk smuggled and pirated audiovisual products on a large scale, disordering cultural market order and infringing the intellectual property rights of copyright holders. In order to further strengthen audiovisual market management during the Spring Festival period, firmly attack unlawful and criminal activities of intellectual property infringement, in order to create a good market environment for the development of the audiovisual industries of our nation, the relevant matters are hereby notified as follows: Continue reading

Self-Discipline Norms for Internet Search Engine Service Companies on Resisting Obscenity, Sex and Other Such Unlawful and Harmful Information

Article 1: In order to stimulate the healthy development of the Internet search engine sector, and resist the dissemination of obscenity, sex and other such unlawful and harmful information through search engines, these Norms are formulated.

Article 2: Search engine service companies shall abide by the basic principles of patriotism, abiding by the law, fairness and honesty, start from safeguarding the national interest and the overall interest of the entire sector, consciously abide by relevant State laws, regulations and policies, and strive to create a healthy, civilized and high-efficiency online search environment. Continue reading

Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate Interpretation Concerning Some Issues on the Concretely Applicable Law in Handling Criminal Intellectual Property Rights Infringement Cases

The “Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate Interpretation Concerning Some Issues on the Concretely Applicable Law in Handling Criminal Intellectual Property Rights Infringement Cases”, was adopted at the 1131st meeting of the Judicial Committee of the Supreme People’s Court on November 2, 2004, and the 28th meeting of the Tenth Procuratorial Committee of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on November 11, 2004, is hereby promulgated, and shall take effect on December 22, 2004. Continue reading

Urgent Notice Concerning Launching the Audiovisual Market Administration Winter Campaign to Severely Attack DVD Condensed Discs

Recently, a sort if illegal audiovisual product named DVD Condensed Disc has seriously affected the audiovisual market on a large scale, leading the sales of legal audiovisual products, especially television dramas and films to drop rapidly, gravely damaging the copyright holders’ lawful rights and interest, throwing the audiovisual market order into disorder, damaging the Chinese government’s intellectual property right protection system.

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Professional Ethics Standards for Chinese Radio and Television Editors and Journalists

Radio and television are one of the most influential mass media at present, and are a mouthpiece for the Party, the government and the people. In order to strengthen radio and television team construction, propose a good professional spirit and professional morals and standardize the professional ethics of radio and television editors and journalists, these Standards are formulated. Continue reading

Professional Ethics Standards for Chinese Radio and Television Broadcasters and Presenters

Radio and television are one of the most influential mass media at present, and are a mouthpiece for the Party, the government and the people. In order to strengthen radio and television team construction, propose a good professional spirit and professional morals and standardize the professional ethics of radio and television broadcasters and presenters, these Standards are formulated. Continue reading