Notice Concerning Continuing to Launch Activities Attacking Smuggled and Pirated Films

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MoCM No. (2001)10

In 1999, the Ministry of Culture and SARFT launched a national-scale activity attacking smuggling and piracy of films, causing the tendency of overflowing of smuggling and piracy to be effectively restrained, and the film market environment has a certain change of appearance. Film is a sort of cultural consumer good, that is more and more welcomed by widespread consumers, especially distribution and projection income of domestically produced films in recent years has increased in different levels. But a number of offenders and criminals, driven by profit, produce pirate audiovisual film products on a large scale, especially pirated audiovisual products of domestic films cause grave effects on the film market. In order to attack smuggling and piracy of films, safeguard the regular order of our country’s film market, protect intellectual property rights, the Ministry of Culture and the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television have decided in 2001, to launch national scale activities to attack smuggled and pirated films. The relevant matters are notified as follows:

I, All levels’ administrative culture entities and administrative film and audiovisual management entities must continue to implement the spirit of the “Notice Concerning Launching Activities Attacking Smuggled and Pirated Films” (MoCM No. (1999)3) promulgated jointly by the Ministry of Culture and SARFT, earnestly deploy and arrange attack on smuggled films work of this year. Realistically integrating attacking smuggled and attacking pirated films, focussing on attacking pirated domestic films’ illegal audiovisual products.

II, All levels’ administrative culture entities and administrative film management entities must strengthen film market management work. To regions where the smuggled and pirated films situation is grave, it is necessary to formulate  practical and feasible concrete schemes. The complete distribution and projection of domestic films, especially projection of specially recommended domestic excellent films, will be coordinated, it is necessary to strengthen market cleansing, and determinedly attack unlawful business activities.

III, Film distribution and projection work units must vigorously initiate cooperation with all levels’ administrative culture and film management entities’ work, culture market inspection teams must see this work as an important work and grasp it, and must probe to the bottom of discovered important clues, and go to the bone. The Ministry of Culture Cultural Market Department and SARFT Film Bureau shall choose suitable times to carry out inspection of all localities’ activities attacking smuggled and pirated films.

IV, All provinces are requested to recommend a name list of advanced groups and individual attacking smuggling films, according to the relevant provisions of the “Rules Concerning Attacking Smuggled Films Rewards) (MR No (1999)75), and the “Notice Concerning Matters Relevant To Commending and Rewarding Advanced Collectives and Advanced Individuals Attacking Smuggled Films” (MR No. (1999)332.

The basis for selecting advanced collectives and individuals attacking smuggled films: whether or not they vigorously deployed activities attacking pirated films’ audiovisual products, whether or not the market order has visibly changed appearance, whether or not pirated films’ audiovisual products have been effectively restrained; whether or not illegal sale of pirated audiovisual products during the screening period of a film has been powerfully attacked, whether or not the film distribution and projection entities are satisfied, etc. Towards those uncovering big cases and important cases, investigating and prosecuting wholesale and retail nests, capturing large amounts of pirated audiovisual products, a handsome reward is granted.

V, The Ministry of Culture Cultural Market Department and SARFT Film Bureau, will grant commendation and rewards to advanced collectives and individuals emerged from launching activities attacking smuggled and pirated films from 2000 to 2001 at the end of this year. All localities are requested to submit a name list recommended advanced collectives and individuals and achievement materials before the end of November, to the Ministry of Culture Cultural Market Department.

文化部、国家广播电影电视总局关于继续开展打击走私和盗版影片活动的通知

文市发〔2001〕10号

1999年文化部和广电总局在全国范围内开展了打击走私盗版影片活动,使走私影片泛滥的势头得到了有效遏制,电影市场环境有了一定的改观。电影作为一种文化消费品,已越来越受到广大消费者的欢迎,尤其是近年来国产影片的发行和放映收入有了不同程度的增加。但是一些违法犯罪分子在利益的驱动下,大肆制作电影盗版音像制品,特别是国产电影的盗版音像制品对电影市场造成了严重冲击。为打击走私和盗版影片,维护我国电影市场的正常秩序,保护知识产权,文化部、广电总局决定2001年在全国范围内继续开展打击走私和盗版影片活动。现将有关事项通知如下:

一、各级文化行政部门和电影、音像行政管理部门要继续贯彻文化部、广电总局联合发布的《关于开展打击走私影片活动的通知》(文市发〔1999〕3号)精神,认真部署并安排好今年的打击走私影片工作。切实将打击走私影片与打击盗版影片结合起来,重点打击盗版国产影片的非法音像制品。

二、各级文化行政部门和电影行政管理部门要加强对电影市场的管理工作。对走私和盗版影片情况严重的地区,要制定出切实可行的具体方案。配合国产影片的发行放映,尤其是在放映重点推荐的国产优秀影片前后,要加强对市场的清理,坚决打击违法经营行为。

三、电影发行放映单位要积极主动地配合各级文化、电影行政管理部门的工作,文化市场稽查队要把此项工作作为重要工作来抓,对发现的重要线索要寻根索源,一查到底。文化部文化市场司、广电总局电影局将选择适当时间对各地打击走私和盗版影片活动进行检查。

四、请各省依照《关于打击走私影片表彰奖励办法》(市函〔1999〕75号)、《关于表彰奖励打击走私影片先进集体和先进个人有关事宜的通知》(市函〔1999〕332号)的有关规定,推荐打击走私影片先进集体和个人名单。

评选打击盗版影片先进集体和个人的依据:是否积极部署打击盗版影片的音像制品活动;市场秩序是否明显改观;盗版影片的音像制品是否得到了有效遏制;影片上映期间盗版音像制品的违法销售活动是否得到有力地打击;电影发行放映部门是否满意等待。对于破获大案、要案,查处批发、销售窝点,收缴大量盗版影片音像制品的,给予重奖。

五、文化部文化市场司、广电总局电影局将在今年底对2000年至2001年间开展打击走私和盗版影片活动中,涌现出的先进集体和个人给予表彰奖励。请各地在11月底前将推荐的先进集体和个人名单及事迹材料,报送文化部文化市场司。

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