Notice Concerning Launching Activities Attacking Film Smuggling

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CMD No. 1999(3)

 

In recent times, activities a number of local film distribution and screening work units screening smuggled films have become utterly rampant, this not only has attacked our domestic film market, but it has also hindered national film development, and has gravely influenced the construction of a Socialist spiritual civilization. In order to safeguard the regular order of the film market and implement the State Council “Film Management Regulations”, the Ministry of Culture and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television have decided to launch activities attacking film smuggling in a national scope. The relevant matters are hereby notified as follows:

 

I, Film distribution and screening work is an important component part of the cultural market, all levels’ administrative cultural market management entities must realistically strengthen film market management work, expand strength to attack distribution and screening of smuggled films, to safeguard the regular order of the film market, to strengthen film market supervision work, further strengthening film market inspection and management work.

 

II, The film examination organ established by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television is the only examination organ to approve film import. China Film Corporation is the only business work unit to import foreign films approved by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, any other work unit or individual engaging in film import business activities are considered as smuggling activities. County-level or higher administrative culture entities shall according to the relevant provisions of the “Film Management Regulations”, apart from ordering cessation of illegal activities, and confiscating illegal films and unlawful incomes, impose fines of more then five times but less than ten times the illegal income.

 

III, County-level or higher administrative culture entities, according to the relevant provisions of the “Film Management Regulations”, shall order film distribution and screening work units that distribute or screen smuggled films to order them to cease unlawful activities, confiscate their unlawful income, and impose a fine of more than ten times but less than fifteen times the illegal income; where circumstances are grave, the original permit-issuing organ order cessation of business for rectification or cancellation of permits.

The relevant responsible person of work units gravely violating regulations and distributing or screening illegal films will be subject to party discipline and administrative discipline sanctions, and the responsibility of the higher-level controlling authority will be investigated.

 

IV, All levels’ administrative culture entities shall vigorously and closely cooperate with entities such as public security, industry and commerce, customs, etc, adopt strict measures, determinedly attack film smuggling activities. It is especially necessary to impose strict punishments against relevant work units and individual smuggling, producing, peddling and disseminating films having political problems or that are obscene, according to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee “Decision Concerning Punishing Criminals Smuggling, Producing, Peddling and Disseminating Obscene Products”, and to never indulge them. Where it constitutes a crime, criminal liability shall be prosecuted according to the law.

 

V, All levels’ administrative culture entities shall appoint special personnel to be responsible for attacking film smuggling work, implement their responsibility towards the people, and implement the responsibility system of every level. Against regions where the distribution and screening of smuggled film situation is grave, formulating and launching clean-up activities, standardizing market order, attacking concrete schemes of film smuggling. All provincial administrative culture controlling authorities must report the results of the clean up in the near future to the Ministry of Culture Cultural Market Department and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.

 

VI, All levels’ administrative culture entities shall again announce their established reporting telephones to society, mobilize the masses to conduct reporting of smuggling, distribution and screening of illegal films. The necessary guarantee steps must be taken for reporters, and they must be granted appropriate rewards. In order to stimulate the deep launch of attacking smuggled films work, after consultation between the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Film Bureau and the Ministry of Culture Cultural Market Department, the Film Bureau shall issue Special funds to reward relevant work units and individuals investigating and prosecuting smuggled films. Investigated and prosecuted typical cases are exposed through news media, implementing public opinion supervision.

 

In order to substantially implement commendation and reward work, all provincial-level administrative culture entities, after investigating and prosecuting smuggling, distribution and screening of illegal film cases, shall report the final case documents of investigation and prosecution work (including unlawful facts, punishment opinion, punishment and fine proof supplied by relevant law enforcement entities, etc.) in written form to the Ministry of Culture Cultural Market Department and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Film Bureau, after examination and verification by both entities, the reward is issued.

 

VII: All levels’ film distribution and screening work units must strengthen sector self-discipline, start working by themselves, and determinedly resist distribution and screening activities of smuggled films. Strictly conducing self-examination, if there are earlier unlawful activities, it is necessary to write a written inspection; after the “Notice” is issued, if unlawful activities are discovered, it will be severely dealt with according to the law.

文化部、广播电影电视总局关于开展打击走私影片活动的通知

文市发[1999]3号

 近一段时期以来,一些地方电影发行放映单位放映走私影片的活动十分猖獗,它不仅冲击了国内电影市场,而且阻碍了民族电影的发展,严重影响了社会主义精神文明建设。为了维护电影市场的正常秩序,贯彻落实国务院《电影管理条例》,文化部、广播电影电视总局决定在全国范围内开展打击走私影片的活动。现将有关事项通知如下:

  一、电影发行放映工作是文化市场的重要组成部分,各级文化市场行政管理部门要切实加强电影市场的管理工作,加大打击发行放映走私影片、维护电影市场正常秩序、强化电影市场监督的工作力度,进一步加强电影市场的稽查管理工作。

二、国家广播电影电视总局设立的电影审查机构是国家唯一批准的电影片进口审查机构。中国电影公司是唯一经国家广播电影电视总局批准进口境外电影的经营单位,其他任何单位或个人从事电影片进口的经营活动,均属走私行为。县级以上文化行政部门应依照《电影管理条例》的有关规定,除责令停止其非法活动,没收其非法影片和违法所得外,并处以违法所得5倍以上10倍以下的罚款。

三、对发行放映走私影片的电影发行放映单位,县级以上文化行政部门应依照《电影管理条例》的有关规定,责令其停止违法活动,没收违法所得,并处以违法所得10倍以上15倍以下的罚款;情节严重的,由原发证机关责令停业整顿或者吊销许可证。

对严重违反规定,发行、放映非法影片单位的有关责任人应当给予党纪、政纪处分,并追究上级主管部门的责任。

四、各级文化行政部门应积极与公安、工商、海关等部门密切合作,采取严厉措施,坚决打击影片走私活动。特别是对走私、制作、贩卖、传播有政治问题、淫秽影片的有关单位和个人,要按照全国人大常委会《关于惩治走私、制作、贩卖、传播淫秽物品的犯罪分子的决定》予以严惩,绝不姑息。构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任。

五、各级文化行政部门应指定专人负责打击走私影片工作,责任落实到人,实行层层负责制度。对发行放映走私影片情况严重的地区,制定出开展整治活动,规范市场秩序,打击走私影片的具体方案。各省文化行政主管部门要将近期整治结果报文化部文化市场司和广播电影电视总局电影局。

六、各级文化行政部门应再次向社会公布已设立的举报电话,发动群众对走私和发行放映非法影片的活动进行举报。对举报者要采取必要的保护措施,并予以适当奖励。为促进打击走私影片工作的深入开展,广播电影电视总局电影局协商文化部文化市场司后由电影局拨出专款,奖励查处走私影片的有关单位和个人。对查处的典型案例将通过新闻媒体曝光,实行舆论监督。

为使表彰奖励工作落到实处,各省级文化行政部门在查处走私和发行放映非法影片的案件后,应将开展查处工作的结案材料(包括违法事实、处理意见、有关执法部门开具的罚没证明等)以书面形式上报文化部文化市场司和广播电影电视总局电影局,经两部门核实后,颁发奖金。

  七、各级电影发行放映单位,要加强行业自律,从自身做起,坚决抵制走私影片的发行放映活动。严格进行自查,如以前有违法活动,要写出书面检查;在《通知》发出之后,如发现有违法活动,将依法从重处理。

 

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