Notice concerning Some Issues in Determining and Suppressing Illegal Publications

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Administration of Press and Publications

All provincial, autonomous region, municipal and plan-listed city press and publications bureaus, all publishers nationwide:

In order to effectively attack illegal publishing activities and make it convenient to correctly determine and suppress illegal publications, hereby, the relevant matters are notified as follows:

1, The Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate “Notice concerning Summarizing and Transmitting the ‘Minutes of the Work Conference on Investigating and Prosecuting Illegal and Criminal Publishing Activities According to the Law'” clearly provides that “All newspapers, periodicals, books, audio tapes, video tapes, etc., that are not printed by State-approved publishing work units and are openly distributed in society, are illegal publications.” This sort of illegal publications mainly has the following forms:

“publications printed under the false name of a publishing work unit that does not exist at all;”

“publications printed by misappropriating the name of a State-approved publishing work unit;”

“publications that pirate lawful publications and are openly distributed in society;”

“publications that are openly distributed in society, that are not signed with a publishing work unit or signed by a non-publishing work unit;”

“publications where the printing contractor, with the aim of obtaining illegal profit, increases the print or production run without authorization;”

“publications by members of publications work units that were ordered to be disbanded, that are reprinted with authorization or published under the name of the original editorial department'”

“other publications printed by non-publishing work unit for open distribution.”

Furthermore, on the basis of the provisions of the CCP Central Committee Secretariat and the State Council Secretariat “Notice concerning Rectifying and Cleaning Up the Book, Newspaper, Periodical and Audiovisual Markets, and Strictly Attacking Criminal Activities” (ZBF No. (1989)13), publications printed by “selling book numbers or editorial numbers, or those engaging in publishing speculation activities by violating regulations on cooperative publishing, printing or distribution contracting,” shall be considered as illegal publications.

2, All illegal publications are to be determined without exception by the Administration of Press and Publications or the provincial-level press and publications bureau, and ordered to be suppressed.

3, Publications published and printed by misappropriating the name of central-level publishing work units, are determined and ordered to be suppressed by the Administration of Press and Publications; publications published and printed by misappropriating the name of local publishing work units are determined and ordered to be suppressed by the provincial-level press and publications bureau of the locality of the publishing work unit; other illegal publications, once they are discovered, are determined and ordered to be suppressed by the local provincial-level press and publications bureau.

4, Publishing work units or other relevant work units are individuals shall, when requesting administrative press and publications management departments to determine and ban illegal publications, simultaneously submit a specimen of the publication in question. Where it concerns misappropriation of the name of the publishing work unit or piracy of legitimate publications, a specimen of both the illegal and the legitimate versions shall be submitted together, to act as a basis for determination by the administrative management department. Administrative press and publications management departments should, when issuing notifications of suppressions, as far as possible concretely list the characteristics of illegal publications and the differences with the corresponding legitimate publications, so that it is easy for relevant departments to distinguish them.

关于认定、查禁非法出版物的若干问题的通知
新闻出版署

各省、自治区、直辖市和计划单列市新闻出版局、全国各出版社:
为了有效地打击非法出版活动,便于准确地认定、取缔非法出版物,现将有关事项通知如下:
1、最高人民法院,最高人民检察院《关于摘要转发<依法查处非法出版犯罪活动工作座谈会纪要>的通知》明确规定:“凡不是国家批准的出版单位印制的在社会上公开发行的报纸、期刊、图书、录音带、录像带等,都属于非法出版物。”这类非法出版物的形式主要有:
“伪称根本不存在的出版单位,印制的出版物;”
“盗用国家批准的出版单位的名义,印制的出版物;”
“盗印、盗制合法出版物而在社会上公开发行销售的出版物;”
“在社会上公开发行的、不署名出版单位或署名非出版单位的出版物;”
“承印者以牟取非法利润为目的,擅自加印、加制的出版物;”
“被明令解散的出版单位的成员,擅自重印或以原编辑部名义出版的出版物;”
“其它非出版单位印制的供公开发行的出版物。”
此外,根据中共中央办公厅、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》(中办发〔1989〕13号)的规定,以“买卖书号、刊号,违反协作出版、代印代发规定从事出版投机活动”,印制的出版物,亦属非法出版物。
2、凡是非法出版物,一律由新闻出版署或省级新闻出版局认定,并通令取缔。
3、盗用中央级出版单位名义出版和印制的出版物,由新闻出版署认定并通令取缔;盗用地方出版单位名义出版和印制的出版物,由出版单位所在的省级新闻出版局认定并通令取缔;其它的非法出版物,一经发现,由当地省级新闻出版局认定并通令取缔。
4、出版单位或其它有关单位、个人,请求出版行政管理部门认定、取缔非法出版物时,应同时提交该出版物的样本。如果是盗用出版单位名义或盗印、盗制合法出版物的,还应一并提交非法的和合法的两种版本的样本,作为行政管理部门认定的依据。新闻出版行政管理部门在下发取
缔通知时,应尽可能具体列述非法出版物的特征及与其相应的合法出版物的区别,以便有关部门识别。

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