Notice Concerning that the “Trial Regulations on Books and Periodicals Copyright Protection” May Not Be Openly Published

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20 February 1987

Since the Ministry of Culture promulgated the “Trial Regulations on Books and Periodicals Copyright Protection” (MOC (84) no. 849), many periodical publications have actively propagated copyright knowledge, reported on the handling of relevant copyright disputes, and have had an active promotional function in the dissemination of copyright knowledge and the establishment of a copyright system in our Country.

The “Trial Regulations on Books and Periodicals Copyright Protection” is an internal classified document, the Ministry of Culture has clearly pointed out in the notice promulgating these Regulations that: “According to the present circumstances, in order to avoid attracting foreign-related copyright controversies, this document may not be openly published, and may not be divulged to foreigners”. But recently, it has transpired that a number of openly published periodical publications have divulged in their reporting that our country presently already has these Regulations on copyright protection. This has brought about difficulties for our handling of foreign-related copyright relations and developing foreign-related cultural exchange. Therefore, it is now reiterated” the “Trial Regulations on Books and Periodicals Copyright Protection” is an internal document, may not be openly published and may not be divulged to foreigners. If it has to function as a basis or cited as evidence, saying “according to relevant national regulations” is permitted, but the title of the above-mentioned document may not be directly named. All work units are requested to strictly obey and implement this. Newspapers, periodicals, broadcast stations and television stations are also requested to pay attention to grasp this point.

国家版权局关于不得公开发表《图书期刊版权保护试行条例》的通知

(1987年2月20日)

文化部1984年6月颁布《图书期刊版权保护试行条例》(文出字〔84〕第849号)以来,许多报刊积极宣传版权知识,报道有关版权纠纷的处理,对在我国普及版权知识和建立版权制度起了积极的促进作用。

《图书期刊版权保护试行条例》系内部机密文件,文化部在颁发此条例的通知中明确指出:“根据目前情况,为避免引起对外版权争议,此件不公开发表,不向外国人透露”。但近来发现一些公开发行的报刊在报道中透露了我国目前已有此保护版权的条例。这给我们处理涉外版权关系和开展对外文化交流造成了困难。为此,现重申:《图书期刊版权保护试行条例》系内部文件,不得公开发表,不得向外国人透露。如需要作为依据加以引证时,可说“根据国家有关规定”,而不要直接提该文件的名称。请各单位严格遵照执行。此点亦请报纸、刊物、电台、电视台注意掌握。

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