Notice concerning Further Investigating and Prosecuting False Publishing Work Units Conducting Illegal Publishing Work

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Recently, illegal publishing activities have gained some ground, some lawbreakers actually pose as official publishing work units seeking quick and large profits, and engage in book and periodical printing and distribution of their own initiative, aggravating the chaos on the book and periodical market, and gravely disordering regular publishing order. In order to do so, the following is notified:

I, All provincial, autonomous region, municipal and plan-listed city press and publications bureaus must concentrate forces in the near future and conduct a one-time inspection, all work units and individuals posing as publishing work units and engaging in publishing and distribution activities that are discovered, shall be strictly punished, apart from confiscating their profits, a heavy fine is also implemented. False work units having a business licence shall also have their business licence revoked in consultation with the administrative industry and commerce management department; where circumstances are grave, criminal responsibility must be investigated according to the law.

II, Those printing and distributing, posing as a printing work unit, must be earnestly and fully investigated, after thorough investigation, they shall be gravely punished. Publications printed or distributed by false work units are confiscated without exception, and pulped on the spot. In the process of investigation and prosecution, all localities’ administrative press and publications management departments are requested to cooperate closely with industry and commerce, and public security departments, and mutually support them.

III, All publishing work units must timely report to the administrative publishing management organ concerning infringing activities where illegal publishing activities pose as that work unit, vigorously and actively coordinated to investigate and prosecute matters as soon as possible, and when necessary, a lawsuit may be filed with the judicial organs.

IV, All publishing work units must strengthen management, and must strictly punish people inside publishers who collude with lawbreakers, adopt all kinds of methods to misuse the name of the publishing work unit, and conduct unlawful publishing activities.

V, In all cases violating the General Administration of Press and Publication document No. (89)XCTZY47 “Supplementary Provisions concerning Cooperative Publishing, Printing and Distribution Agency”, all obstacles must be removed to firmly investigate and prosecute matters.

新闻出版署关于进一步查处假冒出版单位进行非法出版活动的通知

近来,非法出版活动有所抬头,一些不法分子为牟取暴利,竟然假冒正式出版单位,自行印制、发行书刊,加剧了书刊市场的混乱,严重干扰了正常的出版秩序。为此,特通知如下:

一、各省、自治区、直辖市、计划单列市新闻出版局在近期内集中力量进行一次检查,凡发现假冒出版单位进行出版、发行活动的单位和个人,应给予严厉的处罚,除没收其利润外,并加重罚款。对有营业执照的假冒单位还应会同工商行政管理部门吊销其营业执照;情节严重的,要依法追究其刑事责任。

二、对假冒出版单位的印制、发行者,须认真追查到底,查清之后,应从严处理。对于假冒出版单位印制、发行的出版物,一律收缴,就地化浆处理。在查处过程中,请各地新闻出版行政管理部门和工商、公安部门紧密配合,相互支持。

三、各出版单位对假冒本单位进行非法出版活动的侵权行为,要及时向新闻出版行政管理机关报告,积极主动配合尽快查处,必要时可向司法部门起诉。

四、各出版单位要加强管理,对于出版社内部与不法分子相互串通,采取各种手段盗用出版单位名义,进行违法出版活动的人,一经查实,要从严从重处理。

五、凡违反新闻出版署(89)新出图字样47号《关于协作出版和代印、代发的补充规定》者,要排除一切阻力,坚决查处。

 

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