Notice concerning Investigation and Prosecution of Illegal Audiovisual Publications

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus, culture offices (bureaus), radio and television offices (bureaus), specialized audiovisual management departments:

Since some time, a number of departments, work units and individuals, paying no attention to State laws and regulations, have adopted all kinds of manners to engage in illegal audiovisual publishing and distribution activities, the harm to the construction of a Socialist material civilization and spiritual civilization is very large, and this must be rapidly and firmly investigated and prosecuted, and determinedly attacked. The State Council “Notice concerning Strictly Attacking Illegal Publishing Activities” (GF No. (1987)65) clearly provides that: Apart from State-approved publishing work unit, no work unit or individual may publish books, newspapers, periodicals and audiovisual publications that are openly distributed in society, offences fall under illegal publishing activities”. The Central Committee Secretariat and State Council Secretariat “Notice concerning Rectification and Clean-up of the Book, Newspaper, Periodical and Audiovisual Markets and Severely Attacking Criminal Activities” (ZBF NO. (1989)13) also points out in clear terms that: “illegally published books, newspapers, periodicals and audiovisual products” are to be banned without exception.

In order to implement the spirit of the 14th Party Congress concerning “Firmly grasping with both hands, both hands must be strong”, and strengthen management over audiovisual markets, hereby, the following is notified concerning issues in investigating and prosecuting illegal audiovisual publications.

I, Scope of illegal audiovisual publications

According to the provisions of the State Council “Notice concerning Strictly Attacking Illegal Publishing Activities” (GF No. (1987)65) and the Central Committee Secretariat and State Council Secretariat “Notice concerning Rectification and Clean-up of the Book, Newspaper, Periodical and Audiovisual Markets and Severely Attacking Criminal Activities” (ZBF NO. (1989)13), all audio tapes, video tapes, records, laser records, laser video discs and other audiovisual products that are not published by a State-approved audiovisual publishing work unit and that are openly distributed in society count as illegal audiovisual publications, their scope is:

1, audiovisual publications made by misappropriating the name or publishing number of State-approved audiovisual publishing work units;

2, audiovisual publications made by faking the name or publishing number of an audiovisual publishing work unit that does not exist in fact;

3, binding and layout, audiovisual tale cores and other reproductions passing off as lawful publications produced through pirating means;

4, audiovisual publications made by purchasing the name or publishing number of State-approved audiovisual publishing work units,

5, audiovisual publications openly distributed in society that are not signed with the name of a publishing work unit or signed with the name of a non-publishing work unit;

6, audiovisual publications made by using the name or publishing number of cancelled or closed audiovisual publishing work units,

7, audiovisual publications reproduced without authorization by audiovisual reproduction work units;

8, audiovisual publishing work units publishing and distributing foreign audiovisual publications without undergoing approval by the State controlling department;

9, audiovisual publications smuggled into the territory and pirated foreign audiovisual products;

10, other illegal audiovisual products as determined by the provincial-level or higher administrative audiovisual management department.

II, Investigation and prosecution of illegal audiovisual publications

County-level or higher administrative audiovisual management departments may, concerning illegal publications falling within the banning scope, adopt advance administrative coercion measures such as ordering cessation of production and sales, sealing up, detention, confiscation, etc., to prevent their further dissemination. County-level or higher investigation and prosecutions shall conduct appraisal of the illegal publications as soon as possible, and make a punishment decision concerning work units and individual producing and peddling illegal audiovisual publications according to the provisions of relevant laws, regulations and rules.

Where there are differences of opinion in appraising illegal audiovisual publications, the higher-level administrative audiovisual management department may be requested to make an appraisal. Illegal audiovisual publications are to be confiscated and destroyed without exception. Against work units and individuals producing and peddling illegal audiovisual publications, in consideration of the gravity of the situations, issue of a warning, a fine, confiscation of illegal income, cessation of business for rectification, cancellation of permits or other administrative punishment measures may be respectively imposed. Where it constitutes a crime, it shall be handed over to public security and judiciary organs according to the law.

III, Work requirements

The work to investigate and prosecute illegal publications is an important component part of “sweeping pornography” work. All localities and all departments must strengthen leadership, vigorously cooperate, battle in coordination, and grasp matters without tiring. Focused, concentrated campaigns must be undertaken, and attention must be paid to strengthening regular management. Localities where the problem is grave must annually attack this a few times per year. Investigated and prosecuted large and major cases must be closely integrated with cleaning up the entire audiovisual market, ensuring that the phenomenon of illegal audiovisual publications flooding the market is fundamentally changed.

After receiving this notice, all localities are requested to report the arrangement and progress of investigation and prosecution work of illegal publications timely to the Administration of Press and Publications, and to report a appraised illegal audiovisual publication catalogue and samples at the same time, in order to notify the entire nation about the investigation and prosecution timely.

 

关于查处非法音像出版物的通知
各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局、文化厅(局)、广播电视厅(局)、音像归口管理部门:

一个时期以来,一些部门、单位和个人,置国家法律、法规于不顾,采用各种手段从事非法音像出版发行活动,对社会主义物质文明建设和精神文明建设危害极大,必须从快从严查处,坚决打击。国务院《关于严厉打击非法出版活动的通知》(国发〔1987〕65号)明确规定:“除国家批准的出版单位外,任何单位和个人不得出版在社会上公开发行的图书、报刊和音像出版物,违者属非法出版活动。”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)也明文指出,“非法出版的书报刊和音像制品”一律取缔。

为了贯彻落实党的十四大关于“坚持两手抓,两手都要硬”的精神,加强音像市场的管理,现就查处非法音像出版物的问题通知如下:

一、非法音像出版物的范围

根据国务院《关于严厉打击非法出版活动的通知》(国发〔1987〕65号)和中共中央办公厅、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,凡不是国家批准的音像出版单位出版的在社会上公开发行的录音带、录像带、唱片、激光唱片、激光视盘等音像制品都属于非法音像出版物,其范围是:

1、盗用国家批准的音像出版单位的名称、版号制作的音像出版物;

2、伪造根本不存在的音像出版单位的名称、版号制作的音像出版物;

3、以盗版方式制作的假冒合法音像出版物的装帧纸、音像带芯和其他复制品;

4、收买国家批准的音像出版单位的名称、版号制作的音像出版物;

5、在社会上公开发行的未署出版单位名称和署非出版单位名称的音像出版物;

6、使用被撤销或停办的音像出版单位的名称、版号制作的音像出版物;

7、音像复制单位擅自加制的音像出版物;

8、音像出版单位未经国家主管部门批准出版发行境外的音像出版物;

9、走私入境的音像出版物和盗制境外的音像出版物;

10、由省级以上音像行政管理部门认定的其他非法音像出版物。

二、非法音像出版物的查处

凡属取缔范围内的非法音像出版物,县级以上音像行政管理部门可以先行采取责令停止制作、销售和查封、扣押、收缴等行政强制措施,制止其进一步扩散。县级以上查处机关尽快将非法音像出版物进行鉴定,并根据有关法规、规章的规定,对制作、贩卖非法音像出版物的单位和个人做出处理决定。

对非法音像出版物的鉴定有不同意见的,可报请上级音像行政管理部门做出鉴定。

非法音像出版物一律收缴销毁。对制作、贩卖非法音像出版物的单位和个人,可视情节轻重,分别给予警告、罚款、没收非法所得、停业整顿、吊销许可证或其他行政处罚。已构成犯罪的,应依法移交公安、司法机关处理。

三、工作要求

查处非法音像出版物的工作是“扫黄”工作的重要组成部分。各地区、各部门要加强领导,积极配合,协同作战,常抓不懈。既要采取有针对性的集中行动,又要注重加强经常性管理。问题严重的地方每年都要集中打击几次。要把查处大案、要案与净化整个音像市场紧密结合起来,使非法音像出版物充斥市场的现象从根本上得到改变。

接本通知后,请各地将查处非法音像出版物工作的安排和进展情况及时报告新闻出版署,并将已经认定的非法音像出版物目录和样品同时上报,以便及时向全国通报查处。

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