Internet Electronic Bulletin Service Management Regulations

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Ministry of Information Industry

Passed at the 4th Ministerial meeting, on 8 October 2000

Article 1: In order to strengthen management of Internet electronic bulletin services (hereafter simply named electronic bulletin services), standardize electronic bulletin information dissemination acts, safeguard national security and social stability, and guarantee the lawful rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations, on the basis of the provisions of the “Internet Information Service Management Regulations”, these Regulations are formulated.

Article 2: These Regulations apply to the launch of electronic bulletin services and the use of electronic bulletins to disseminate information within the borders of the People’s Republic of China.

Electronic bulletin services as mentioned in these Regulations, refers to acts of providing of information dissemination facilities to online users through interactive means such as electronic bulleting board, electronic fora, online chat rooms, message boards, etc.

Article 3: Electronic bulletin service providers that launch service activities shall abide by laws and regulations, strengthen self-discipline, and accept lawful supervision and inspection by the Ministry of Information Industry, as well as provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management organs and other relevant controlling departments.

Article 4: Online users using electronic bulletin service systems shall abide by laws and regulations, and be responsible for the information they disseminate.

Article 5: Those engaging in Internet information services, and who plan to launch electronic bulletin services, shall, when applying for a commercial Internet information service permit with the provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management department or the Ministry of Information Industry, or when conducting filing formalities for non-commercial Internet information services, put forward a special application or a special filing.

Where provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management departments or the Ministry of Information Industry examine [the applications] and find they meet conditions, they shall grant approval or filing together with the Internet information service permit within the stipulated time periods, and specially indicate this on the commercial permit or filing documents; where conditions are not met, approval or filing is not granted, the applicant is notified in writing and the reasons explained.

Article 6: The launch of an electronic bulletin service must, apart from conforming to the conditions provided in the “Internet Information Service Management Regulations”, meet the following conditions:

(1) having defined information bulletin service categories and columns;

(2) having perfect electronic bulletin service rules;

(3) having electronic bulletin service security protection measures, including online user registration procedures, online user information security management structures, and technological protection measures;

(4) having corresponding specialist management personnel and technology personnel, being able to carry out effective management over electronic information services.

Article 7: Internet service providers who have already obtained a commercial permit or have carried out filing formalities, and plan to launch electronic bulletin services, shall put forward a special application or carry out special filing with the body that originally issued permits or granted filing.

Provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management departments and the Ministry of Information Industry shall complete inspections within 60 days of receiving special applications or special filing formalities. Where examination finds that conditions are met, approval or filing is granted, and this is specially indicated on the commercial permit or filing documents; where conditions are not met, approval or filing is not granted, the applicant is notified in writing, and the reasons are explained.

Article 8: Without special approval or special filing, no work unit or individual may launch unauthorized electronic bulletin services.

Article 9: No person may publish information containing one of the following kinds of content on electronic bulletin service systems:

(1) content violating the basic principles determined in the Constitution;

(2) content endangering national security, leaking State secrets, subverting the national regime, and destroying national unity;

(3) harming the national honour and interest;

(4) content inciting ethnic hatred, ethnic discrimination or destroying ethnic unity;

(5) content destroying national religious policies, propagating heresy and feudal superstition;

(6) content disseminating rumours, upsetting social order, destroying social stability;

(7) content disseminating obscenity, sex, gambling, violence, murder, terror or abetting crime;

(8) content insulting or defaming other persons, or violating other persons’ lawful rights and interests;

(9) other content prohibited by laws and administrative regulations.

Article 10: Electronic bulletin service providers shall display the commercial permit number or filing number and the rules of electronic bulletin services in a clear position in their electronic bulletin service systems, and point out to online users that they bear legal responsibility for the information they disseminate.

Article 11: Electronic bulletin service providers shall provide services on the basis of the categories and columns indicated on their special approvals or special filings, and may not provide services in excess of those categories or set up separate columns.

Article 12: Electronic bulletin service providers shall maintain the secrecy of online users’ personal information, they may not divulge this to other persons without agreement of online users, except where law provides otherwise.

Article 13: Where electronic bulletin service providers discover that content that clearly falls into the information content categories listed in Article 9 of these Regulations has appeared on their electronic notification services, they shall immediately delete it, preserve relevant records, and report the matter to relevant State bodies.

Article 14: Electronic bulletin service providers shall record information content disseminated on their electronic bulletin service systems, as well as the time, Internet address and domain name. Record back-ups shall be preserved for sixty days, and shall be provided when relevant State bodies inquire about them according to the law.

Article 15: Internet access service providers shall record online users’ surfing time, user account, Internet address or domain name, dial-up telephone number and other such information, record back-ups shall be preserved for sixty days, and shall be provided when relevant State bodies inquire about them according to the law.

Article 16: Those providing unauthorized electronic bulletin services or provide electronic bulletin services in excess of the categories or columns of their approval or filing, in violation of the provisions of Article 8 and Article 11 of these Regulations, shall be punished according to the provisions of Article 19 of the “Internet Information Service Management Rules””.

Article 17: Those publishing information content falling under the provisions of Article 9 of these Regulations on electronic bulletin service systems, are punished according to the provisions of Article 20 of the “internet Information Service Management Rules”

Article 18: Those who do not display their filing permit number or filing number, do not display their bulletin service rules or do not point out to online users that they bear legal responsibility for the information they disseminate, in violation of the provisions of Article 10 of these Regulations, are punished according to the provisions of Article 22 of the “Internet Information Service Management Rules”.

Article 19: Those who divulge online users’ personal information to other persons without online users’ agreement, in violation of Article 20 of these Regulations, will be ordered to rectify the matter by the provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management department; where this results in harm or loss to the online user, they shall bear legal responsibility according to the law.

Article 2): Those not carrying out the duties provided in Article 13, Article 14 and Article 15 of these Regulations, are punished according to the provisions of Article 21 and Article 23 of the “Internet Information Service Management Rules”.

Article 21: Those already operating electronic notification services before these Regulations took effect, shall submit a special application or carry out special filing formalities within sixty days of these Regulations taking effect, according to the provisions of these Regulations.

Article 22: These Regulations take effect on the date of promulgation.

互联网电子公告服务管理规定
信息产业部
2000年10月8日第4次部务会议通过
第一条 为了加强对互联网电子公告服务(以下简称电子公告服务)的管理,规范电子公告信息发布行为,维护国家安全和社会稳定,保障公民、法人和其他组织的合法权益,根据《互联网信息服务管理办法》的规定,制定本规定。

第二条 在中华人民共和国境内开展电子公告服务和利用电子公告发布信息,适用本规定。

本规定所称电子公告服务,是指在互联网上以电子布告牌、电子白板、电子论坛、网络聊天室、留言板等交互形式为上网用户提供信息发布条件的行为。

第三条 电子公告服务提供者开展服务活动,应当遵守法律、法规,加强行业自律,接受信息产业部及省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构和其他有关主管部门依法实施的监督检查。

第四条 上网用户使用电子公告服务系统,应当遵守法律、法规,并对所发布的信息负责。

第五条 从事互联网信息服务,拟开展电子公告服务的,应当在向省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构或者信息产业部申请经营性互联网信息服务许可或者办理非经营性互联网信息服务备案时,提出专项申请或者专项备案。

省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构或者信息产业部经审查符合条件的,应当在规定时间内连同互联网信息服务一并予以批准或者备案,并在经营许可证或备案文件中专项注明;不符合条件的,不予批准或者不予备案,书面通知申请人并说明理由。

第六条 开展电子公告服务,除应当符合《互联网信息服务管理办法》规定的条件外,还应当具备下列条件:

(一)有确定的电子公告服务类别和栏目;

(二)有完善的电子公告服务规则;

(三)有电子公告服务安全保障措施,包括上网用户登记程序、上网用户信息安全管理制度、技术保障设施;

(四)有相应的专业管理人员和技术人员,能够对电子公告服务实施有效管理。

第七条 已取得经营许可或者已履行备案手续的互联网信息服务提供者,拟开展电子公告服务的,应当向原许可或者备案机关提出专项申请或者专项备案。

省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构或者信息产业部,应当自收到专项申请或者专项备案材料之日起60日内进行审查完毕。经审查符合条件的,予以批准或者备案,并在经营许可证或备案文件中专项注明;不符合条件的,不予批准或者不予备案,书面通知申请人并说明理由。

第八条 未经专项批准或者专项备案手续,任何单位或者个人不得擅自开展电子公告服务。

第九条 任何人不得在电子公告服务系统中发布含有下列内容之一的信息:

(一)反对宪法所确定的基本原则的;

(二)危害国家安全,泄露国家秘密,颠覆国家政权,破坏国家统一的;

(三)损害国家荣誉和利益的;

(四)煽动民族仇恨、民族歧视,破坏民族团结的;

(五)破坏国家宗教政策,宣扬邪教和封建迷信的;

(六)散布谣言,扰乱社会秩序,破坏社会稳定的;

(七)散布淫秽、色情、赌博、暴力、凶杀、恐怖或者教唆犯罪的;

(八)侮辱或者诽谤他人,侵害他人合法权益的;

(九)含有法律、行政法规禁止的其他内容的;

第十条 电子公告服务提供者应当在电子公告服务系统的显著位置刊载经营许可证编号或者备案编号、电子公告服务规则,并提示上网用户发布信息需要承担的法律责任。

第十一条 电子公告服务提供者应当按照经批准或者备案的类别和栏目提供服务,不得超出类别或者另设栏目提供服务。

第十二条 电子公告服务提供者应当对上网用户的个人信息保密,未经上网用户同意不得向他人泄露,但法律另有规定的除外。

第十三条 电子公告服务提供者发现其电子公告服务系统中出现明显属于本办法第九条所列的信息内容之一的,应当立即删除,保存有关记录,并向国家有关机关报告。

第十四条 电子公告服务提供者应当记录在电子公告服务系统中发布的信息内容及其发布时间、互联网地址或者域名。记录备份应当保存60日,并在国家有关机关依法查询时,予以提供。

第十五条 互联网接入服务提供者应当记录上网用户的上网时间、用户帐号、互联网地址或者域名、主叫电话号码等信息,记录备份应保存60日,并在国家有关机关依法查询时,予以提供。

第十六条 违反本规定第八条、第十一条的规定,擅自开展电子公告服务或者超出经批准或者备案的类别、栏目提供电子公告服务的,依据《互联网信息服务管理办法》第十九条的规定处罚。

第十七条 在电子公告服务系统中发布本规定第九条规定的信息内容之一的,依据《互联网信息服务管理办法》第二十条的规定处罚。

第十八条 违反本规定第十条的规定,未刊载经营许可证编号或者备案编号、未刊载电子公告服务规则或者未向上网用户作发布信息需要承担法律责任提示的,依据《互联网信息服务管理办法》第二十二条的规定处罚。

第十九条 违反本规定第十二条的规定,未经上网用户同意,向他人非法泄露上网用户个人信息的,由省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构责令改正;给上网用户造成损害或者损失的,依法承担法律责任。

第二十条 未履行本规定第十三条、第十四条、第十五条规定的义务的,依据《互联网信息服务管理办法》第二十一条、第二十三条的规定处罚。

第二十一条 在本规定施行以前已开展电子公告服务的,应当自本规定施行之日起60日内,按照本规定办理专项申请或者专项备案手续。

第二十二条 本规定自发布之日起施行。

 

 

 

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