National Copyright Administration Reply Concerning Copyright Trade Contracts Examination and Approval

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The “Request for Instructions Concerning Copyright Trade Contracts Examination and Approval Jurisdiction” (CQPPPB [89] No. 9) has been received and read. After consultation, the answer is as follows:  

1: According to the provisions of the “Printing and Distribution Notice of the “Report Concerning Properly Handling Copyright Issues with Taiwanese Cultural Exchange at Present” and the “Temporary Regulations Concerning Copyright Issues in Publishing Works of Taiwanese Compatriots”, no work unit and individual may engage in professional activities of copyright trade agent with Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau without examination and approval of the National Copyright Administration. All who already engage in this, should immediately stop. Concerning Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao compatriots transferring copyright to the Mainland or authorizing usage of works, authors or other copyright holders may manage individually, and also may entrust their relatives or entrust copyright agent organ Copyright Agency of China, examined and approved by the government. The circumstances of entrusting to relatives are relatively complicates, it is necessary to pay attention to strengthening management.

 

2: The examination, verification and registry of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao copyright trade contracts, should be conducted by a Mainland party or another agent going to the administrative copyright management organ of his place or residence or place of business. Without examination, verification and registry of copyright trade contracts by administrative copyright management entity, they are void.

国家版权局关于版权贸易合同审批管辖问题的复函
你局《关于版权贸易合同审批管辖的请示》(渝新出权[89]第9号)收悉。经研究答复如下:
一、根据1988年2月8日国家版权局《印发〈关于当前在对台文化交流中妥善处理版权问题的报告〉和〈关于出版台湾同胞作品版权问题的暂行规定〉的通知》([88]权字第8号)的规定,未经国家版权局批准,任何单位和个人不得从事对台、港、澳版权贸易代理的业务活动。凡已进行的,应立即停止。台、港、澳同胞向大陆转让版权或授权使用作品,作者或其他版权所有者可自行办理,亦可委托他们的亲友或委托国家批准的版权代理机构中华版权代理总公司办理。委托亲友的情况比较复杂,要注意加强管理。
二、台、港、澳版权贸易合同的审核登记,应由大陆一方当事人或其代理人到其居住或营业所在地的版权行政管理机关办理。未经版权行政管理机关审核登记的版权贸易合同无效。

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