Supplementary Provisions concerning the Issue of Economic Compensation for Banned Books and Periodicals

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9 November 1989, Administration of Press and Publications

The CCP Central Committee Secretariat and State Council Secretariat “Notice concerning Rectification and Clean-up of Books, Newspapers and Periodicals and Strictly Attacking Criminal Activities in the Audiovisual Market” provides that: “Economic losses for confiscated publications, where they concern matters published by official publishing work units and stocked through official channels; is borne by the publishing work unit; where they concern matters stocked through unofficial channels, it is borne by the wholesaler or retailer. The higher-level controlling department of publishing work units must be responsible for supervising publishing work units’ payment of compensation.” In order to implement the above provisions, hereby, the following supplementary provisions concerning related concrete issues are issued as follows:

I, The economic damage for books banned by administrative press and publications organs, where they have been published by official publishing work units, and at the same time have been stocked from official distribution work units that have undergone State approval, is borne by the publishing work unit. The economic damage for books where the publishing work unit notified cessation of sales is also borne by the publishing work unit. Publishing work units should return monies to businesses according to the originally approved pricing.

II, Businesses’ handling claims should be conducted progressively through supply channels without exception. For goods distributed by distribution stores in the Xinhua bookstore system, the relevant distribution store collects the colophons, files claims together to relevant publishing work, forwards accounts and returns monies through the provisional-level bookstore (apart from cases of direct accounting). Distribution work units outside of the Xinhua bookstores (including other State-run, collective and individual bookstores or bookstalls), are to file claims with the directly handling wholesale work unit on the basis of the confiscation certificate of the local book and periodical confiscation work unit, the original stocking receipts and the colophons.

III, Administrative publishing management organs issuing notices on banning of books and periodicals and or publishing work units issuing notices on ceasing sales of books and periodicals, shall bear economic damages as indicated in Article 1 of this Document. Within three months after issuance of the abovementioned notices, businesses should put damage claims to relevant work units in writing, according to regulations; these are not accepted after the time limit, and damages are borne by businesses. Publishing work units shall return monies within three months after receiving a business’s damage claim request in writing, otherwise it shall be seen as delay or refusal to pay.

IV, Pulp income from on-the-sport pulping of books or periodicals that were banned, after determination and handling according to regulation, is to be handed over to the work unit that is responsible for confiscating books and periodicals.

V, The higher level controlling departments of publishing work units must be responsible for supervising publishing work units’ returning monies. Where publishing work units delay or refuse payment, businesses may file a complaint with the administrative publishing management organ of the publishing work unit’s locality, the administrative publishing management organ should order publishing work units to pay compensation within a limited time, if this is not implemented,  administrative publishing management organs may impose administrative punishment, up to cessation of business for rectification. Businesses may also go to the People’s Court to sue the publishing work unit, the People’s Court is to issue a judgment.

VI, Where earlier relevant regulations conflict with these Provisions, these Provisions apply.

VII, These Provisions begin to take effect on the date of issuance.

关于被取缔书刊经济赔偿问题的暂行补充规定

1989年11月9日,新闻出版署

中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅《关于整顿、清理书报刊和音像市场严厉打击犯罪活动的通知》中规定,“被收缴出版物的经济损失,凡系正式出版单位出版、经正式渠道进货的,由出版单位负担;经非正式渠道进货的,由批发者、销售者负担。出版单位的上级主管部门要负责督促出版单位缴纳赔款”。为了实施上述规定,现就有关具体问题补充规定如下:
一、被出版行政管理机关取缔的书刊,其中属正式出版单位出版,同时又是经过国家批准的正式发行单位进货的,其经济损失由出版单位负担。出版单位自己通知停售的书刊,其经济损失亦由出版单位负担。出版单位应按原批发价向经营者退还货款。
二、经营者办理索赔一律通过原供货渠道逐级进行。其中新华书店系统经发货店发货的,由有关发货店集中版权页,统一向有关出版单位办理索赔,并通过省级书店承转结算(直接结算者除外),退还货款。新华书店系统以外的发行单位(含其他国营、集体、个体的书店、书摊),凭当地书刊收缴单位的收缴证明,原始进货凭据和版权页,向直接办理批发的单位办理索赔。
三、出版行政管理机关发出取缔书刊的通知和出版单位发出停售书刊的通知,应按此件第一条写明经济赔偿的承担者。在上述通知发出后的3个月内,经营者应按照规定向有关单位书面提出索赔要求;逾期不再受理,损失由经营者承担。出版单位应在经营者书面提出索赔要求的3个月内向经营者退还货款,否则视为拖延、拒付。
四、被取缔书刊在按照规定作出定性处理后就地化浆的纸浆收入,上交负责收缴书刊的单位。
五、出版单位的上级主管部门,要负责督促出版单位退赔货款。对拖延、拒付赔款的出版单位,经营者可以向出版单位所在地的出版行政管理机关申诉,出版行政管理机关应责令出版单位限期赔偿,如不执行,出版行政管理机关可以予以行政处分,直至停业整顿。经营者也可以到人民法院对出版单位提出诉讼,由人民法院做出判决。
六、以往有关规定与本规定相抵触者,均以本规定为准。
七、本规定从下达之日起开始执行。

 

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