Internet Surfing Service Business Venue Management Rules

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Ministry of Information Industry, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Culture, State Administration of Industry and Commerce

3 April 2001

Article 1: In order to strengthen the management of Internet surfing service business venues, stimulate the healthy development of Internet serving service activities, and protect the lawful interests of online users, on the basis of the provisions of the “Internet Information Service Management Rules”, the “Computer Information Network International Interconnection Security Protection Management Rules”, relevant laws and other administrative regulations, these Rules are formulated.

Article 2: These Rules apply to implement supervision and management of the opening, operations and use of Internet surfing service business venue within the borders of the People’s Republic of China.

Internet surfing service business venues as named in these Rules refers to commercial venues that provide Internet surfing services to the public through computers connected to the Internet (including surfing services provided by “Internet cafés”).

Article 3: The State Council controlling department for information industry, provincial, autonomous region and municipal telecommunications managements organs are responsible, and have the responsibility to organize, coordinate, supervise and inspect relevant departments at the same level, and are within the scope of responsibilities of each, according to the provisions of these Rules, responsible for supervision and management work if Internet surfing service business venues.

Provincial, autonomous region and municipal telecommunications management departments are responsible for Internet surfing service business venue permit examination and approval, and service quality supervision.

Public security departments are responsible Internet surfing service business venue security inspection and the investigation and prosecution of acts violating network security management regulations.

Culture departments are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of unhealthy computer games that contain sex, gambling, violence, ignorant superstition, etc. in Internet surfing service business venues.

Industry and commerce management departments are responsible for approving and issuing licenses and permits to Internet surfing service business venues, and for the investigation and prosecution of unlicensed business, business in excess of licences and other such unlawful acts.

Article 4: The opening of an Internet surfing service business venue must be examined, verified and agreed to by relevant departments, and services may only be provided after permits are obtained and enterprise registration formalities are conducted.

Those who have not obtained examination and approval documents and a business permit, and have not conducted enterprise registration formalities may not open an Internet surfing service business venue.

Article 5: To launch an Internet surfing service business venue, the provisions of laws, administrative regulations and these Rules shall be respects, good service is to be provided, sectoral self-discipline strengthened, and the supervision and management that relevant departments implement according to the law accepted.

Citizens, legal persons and other organizations have the power to conduct social supervision over Internet surfing service business venues.

Users who go online in Internet surfing service business venues shall respect the provisions of laws and administrative rules, abide by social morals, strictly discipline themselves, go online in a civilized manner, and conduct healthy and civilized online activities.

Article 6: When applying for the opening of an Internet surfing service business venue, the following conditions shall be met:

(1) having business premises suited to the business activities to be launched, the business space is to be safe and reliable, with complete safety equipment;

(2) having computers and auxiliary equipment suited to the business activities to be launched;

(3) having specialist technology personnel and specialist technological support suited to the scale of the business;

(4) having complete and perfect network information security management systems;

(5) having corresponding network security technology measures;

(6) having full-time or part-time network information security management personnel;

(7) business management and security management personnel having undergone security training organized by relevant management departments;

(8) conforming to other provisions of laws and administrative regulations.

The concrete quantities of computer facilities that must be in place when opening an Internet surfing service business venue will be determined by the provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management department together with the same level’s public security, culture, administrative industry and commerce departments, on the basis of the real situation.

Article 7: When applying to open an Internet surfing service business venue, certification materials corresponding to the provisions of Article 6 of these Rules shall be submitted to the county-level or higher local People’s Government public security and culture departments; county-level or higher People’s Government public security and culture departments shall complete their examination and verification responsibilities within thirty days after receiving the certification materials, in case of agreement, approval documents are issued.

Those obtaining approval documents, shall go to the provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management department with the approval documents to arrange for business licence. Provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management departments shall complete their investigations within sixty days of receiving the application, those conforming to conditions are granted a business permit; in case they do not conform to conditions, the parties shall be notified in writing.

Those obtaining a business permit shall go to the administrative industry and commerce department with the approval documents and the business licence to conduct enterprise registration formalities.

Article 8: Those obtaining permission to open an Internet surfing service business venue, shall conduct Internet access formalities with Internet access provides, on the basis of the approval document, business permit and business licence, and sign an information security responsibility letter.

Internet access service providers may not provide access services to those who do not have approval documents and business permits, and have not conducted enterprise registration formalities.

Article 9: Where Internet surfing service business venues require international interconnections, they shall use the access networks provided by Internet access providers to conduct international interconnection, and may not conduct international interconnection through other means.

Article 10: Internet surfing service business venues shall perform the following duties:

(1) providing services within the approved business scope;

(2) hanging up their “business permit” and “business licence” in a clear position;

(3) recording relevant surfing information, record back-ups shall be preserved for sixty days and be provided to relevant departments who make inquiries according to the law;

(4) they may not rent or transfer the business premises or access circuits without authorization;

(5) they may not run computer games containing sex, gambling, violence, feudal superstition and other such unhealthy content;

(6) they may not be opened to minors of less than 18 years old outside the times prescribed in these Rules, and may not permit minors of less than 14 years old to access the business premises without being accompanied by a guardian;

(7) implementing network information security management measures;

(8) preventing and reporting use of the business premises to engage in acts clearly prohibited by laws or administrative regulations and listed in Article 11 and Article 12 of these Rules.

Article 11: Internet surfing service business venues and online users may not engage in the following acts harming network security and information security:

(1) producing or wilfully disseminating computer viruses as well as other destructive programmes;

(2) illegally accessing computer information systems or destroying computer information system functions, data and application programmes;

(3) other acts prohibited by laws and administrative regulations.

Article 12: Internet surfing service business venue operators and online users may not use Internet surfing service business venues to produce, reproduce, consult, publish or disseminate information containing the following content:

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

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

(3) content damaging the honour and interests of the State;

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

(5) content destroying State religious policy, propagating heresy or ignorant superstition;

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

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

(8) content insulting or slandering other persons, or infringing other persons’ lawful rights and interests;

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

Article 13: Internet surfing service business venue business times are to be decided by the operator himself; but the opening times for minors are limited to statutory national holidays, from 8.00 until 21.00

Article 14: In case of unauthorized opening of an Internet surfing service business venue in violation of the provisions of these Rules and without having obtained a business permit, the provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management department orders the closure of the business venue, confiscates all equipment and materials used for the unlawful business activity, and imposes a fine of more than 10.000 Yuan but less than 30.000 Yuan, on the basis of the provisions of Article 19 of the “Internet Information Service Management Rules”

Article 15: Where a business venue is let or transferred without authorization, in violation of the provisions of these Rules, the administrative industry and commerce management departments confiscates unlawful income, imposes a fine, and cancels business licences according to corresponding administrative industry and commerce management laws and regulations, relevant departments cancel approval documents and revoke business permits.

Article 16: In cases of unauthorized international interconnections or access circuits in violation of these regulations, or providing unauthorized Internet access services, the provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management department orders rectification and confiscation of unlawful income, and imposes a fine of three times or more but less than five times the unlawful income, according to the provisions of Article 19 of the ‘Internet Information Service Management Rules”; where the unlawful income is less than 30.000 Yuan, a fine of 30.000 Yuan but less than 100.000 Yuan is imposed; those who do not rectify within the time limit or violate the regulations again, it orders the closure of the business venue, and the relevant controlling department cancels approval documents, cancels business permits and business licences.

Article 17: In cases where surfing information is not recorded, back-ups are not preserved according to regulations, network information security management systems are not implemented, security management responsibilities are not implemented, or security technology measures in violation of regulations are not adopted, the public security organ orders rectification within a limited time, and imposes a fine of 5.000 Yuan or more but less than 30.000 Yuan; where circumstances or grave or there is a refusal to rectify, it orders closure of the business venue, and the relevant controlling department cancels approval documents, cancels business permits and business licences.

Article 18: Where online users violate the provisions of these Rules, and engage in acts endangering network security and information security, or produce, reproduce, consult, publish or disseminate unlawful information, the public security organ imposes punishment according to the “Public Order Management Punishment Regulations of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Computer Information Network Security Protection Management Rules” and the provisions of relevant laws and other administrative regulations.

Where the operators of Internet surfing service business venues violate the provisions of these Rules, and engage in acts endangering network security or information security, produce, reproduce, consult, publish or disseminate unlawful information, or do not prevent online users engaging in the abovementioned acts, or are negligent in management, the public security organs impose punishment on the basis of the provisions of the previous Paragraph, and the relevant controlling department orders cessation of business for rectification; where regulations are violated again after rectification, it orders the closure of the business venue, and the relevant controlling department cancels approval documents, cancels business permits and business licences.

Article 19: In cases of opening business venues to minors of less than 18 years old outside the specified times, or permitting minors of less than 14 years old to access the business venue without being accompanied by a guardian, the provincial, autonomous region or municipal telecommunications management department issues a warning, and imposes a fine of 5000 Yuan or more but less than 10.000 Yuan; where regulations are violated again, it orders cessation of business for rectification, and imposes a fine of 10.000 Yuan or more but less than 30.000 Yuan; where regulations are violated for a third time, it imposes a fine of 10.000 or more but less than 30.000 Yuan, orders cessation of the business venue, and the relevant controlling department cancels approval documents, cancels business permits and business licences.

Article 20: In cases of dealing in computer games containing sex, gambling, violence, ignorant superstition and other unhealthy content in violation of the provisions of these Rules, the administrative culture departments issue a warning, order cessation of business for rectification, confiscate unlawful income, and impose a fine of one time or more but less than three times the unlawful income, where the unlawful income is less than 30.000 Yuan, a punished of 30.000 Yuan or more but less than 50.000 Yuan is imposed; in case of repeated violations of regulations, apart from imposition of the abovementioned punishments, it orders the closure of the business venue, and the relevant controlling department cancels approval documents, cancels business permits and business licences.

Article 21: Those opening Internet surfing service business venues without conducting enterprise registration formalities, without hanging up business permits according to regulations, or do business in excess of the scope in violation of the provisions of these Rules, the administrative industry and commerce management department imposes punishment according to the law.

Article 22: Those whose approval documents are cancelled or business permits are revoked by relevant departments because of violations of the provisions of these Rules, shall go to the administrative industry and commerce management departments within ten days of the cancellation of approval documents or the revocation of business licences to conduct registration modification or cancellation formalities; where these are not conducted in excess of the time period, the administrative industry and commerce management departments impose punishment according to the law.

Article 23: Corresponding controlling departments shall record acts by Internet surfing service business venues violating the provisions of these Rules.

Those whose approval documents are cancelled, business permits are revoked, and business licences are cancelled or revoked, may not apply to open an Internet surfing service business venue again.

Article 24: Where Internet surfing service business venues violate the provisions of State laws, administrative regulations and these Rules, apart from the fact that their legal liability is investigated, the directly responsible person and the direct persons in charge at examination, approval and management departments that have neglected their duty or have engaged in misconduct will be subject to administrative punishment; where it constitutes a crime, criminal liability is investigated according to the law.

Where Internet surfing service business venue examination, approval, supervision and management departments’ management personnel are in dereliction of duty, abuse their powers, engage in favouritism and commit irregularities, which constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility is investigated according to the law, where it does not yet constitute a crime, administrative punishment is imposed according to the law.

Article 25: These Rules take effect on the date of promulgation.

互联网上网服务营业场所管理办法

信息产业部 公安部 文化部 国家工商行政管理局

(二00一年四月三日)

第一条 为了加强互联网上网服务营业场所的管理,促进互联网上网服务活动健康发展,保护上网用户的合法权益,根据《互联网信息服务管理办法》、《计算机信息网络国际联网安全保护管理办法》和有关法律、其他行政法规的规定,制定本办法。

第二条 在中华人民共和国境内开办、经营、使用互联网上网服务营业场所及对其实施监督管理,适用本办法。

本办法所称互联网上网服务营业场所,是指通过计算机与互联网联网向公众提供互联网上网服务的营业性场所(包括“网吧”提供的上网服务)。

第三条 国务院信息产业主管部门和省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构负责,并有责任组织协调和督促检查同级有关部门,在各自职责范围内,依照本办法的规定,负责互联网上网服务营业场所的监督管理工作。

省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构负责互联网上网服务营业场所经营许可审批和服务质量监督。

公安部门负责互联网上网服务营业场所安全审核和对违反网络安全管理规定行为的查处。

文化部门负责对互联网上网服务营业场所中含有色情、赌博、暴力、愚昧迷信等不健康电脑游戏的查处。

工商行政管理部门负责核发互联网上网服务营业场所的营业执照和对无照经营、超范围经营等违法行为的查处。

第四条 开办互联网上网服务营业场所,应当经有关部门审核同意,取得经营许可证并办理企业登记注册后,方可提供服务。

未取得审核批准文件、经营许可证和未办理企业登记注册的,不得开办互联网上网服务营业场所。

第五条 开办互联网上网服务营业场所,应当遵守法律、行政法规和本办法的规定,提供良好的服务,加强行业自律,接受有关部门依法实施的监督管理。

公民、法人和其他组织有权对互联网上网服务营业场所进行社会监督。

在互联网上网服务营业场所上网的用户,应当遵守法律、行政法规的规定,遵守社会公德,严格自律,文明上网,开展健康文明的网上活动。

第六条 申请开办互联网上网服务营业场所,应当具备下列条件:

(一)有与开展营业活动相适应的营业场所,营业场地安全可靠,安全设施齐备;

(二)有与开展营业活动相适应的计算机及附属设备;

(三)有与营业规模相适应的专业技术人员和专业技术支持;

(四)有健全完善的网络信息安全管理制度;

(五)有相应的网络安全技术措施;

(六)有专职或者兼职的网络信息安全管理人员;

(七)经营管理、安全管理人员经过有关主管部门组织的安全培训;

(八)符合法律、行政法规的其他规定。

开办互联网上网服务营业场所应当具有的计算机设备的具体数量,由省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构会同同级公安、文化、工商行政管理等部门,根据本地实际情况确定。

第七条 申请开办互联网上网服务营业场所,应当向县级以上地方人民政府公安、文化部门提交本办法第六条规定的相应证明材料;县级以上地方人民政府公安、文化部门应当自收到证明材料之日起30日内按照各自的职责审核完毕,经审核同意的,颁发批准文件。

获得批准文件的,应当持批准文件向省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构申请办理经营许可证。省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构应当自收到申请之日起60日内审查完毕,符合条件的,颁发经营许可证;不符合条件的,应当书面通知当事人。

取得经营许可证的,应当持批准文件和经营许可证到工商行政管理部门办理企业登记注册。

第八条 获准开办互联网上网服务营业场所的,应当持批准文件、经营许可证和营业执照,与互联网接入服务提供者办理互联网接入手续,并签订信息安全责任书。

无批准文件和经营许可证,未办理企业登记注册的,互联网接入服务提供者不得向其提供接入服务。

第九条 互联网上网服务营业场所需要与国际联网的,应当使用互联网接入服务提供者的接入网络进行国际联网,不得采取其他方式进行国际联网。

第十条 互联网上网服务营业场所经营者,应当履行下列义务:

(一)在核准的经营范围内提供服务;

(二)在显著的位置悬挂《经营许可证》和《营业执照》;

(三)记录有关上网信息,记录备份应当保存60日,并在有关部门依法查询时予以提供;

(四)不得擅自出租、转让营业场所或者接入线路;

(五)不得经营含有色情、赌博、暴力、愚昧迷信等不健康内容的电脑游戏;

(六)不得在本办法限定的时间外向18周岁以下的未成年人开放,不得允许无监护人陪伴的14周岁以下的未成年人进入其营业场所;

(七)落实网络信息安全管理措施;

(八)制止、举报利用其营业场所从事法律、行政法规明令禁止和本办法第十一条、第十二条所列行为。

第十一条 互联网上网服务营业场所经营者和上网用户不得从事下列危害网络安全和信息安全的行为:

(一)制作或者故意传播计算机病毒以及其他破坏性程序;

(二)非法侵入计算机信息系统或者破坏计算机信息系统功能、数据和应用程序;

(三)法律、行政法规禁止的其他行为。

第十二条 互联网上网服务营业场所经营者和上网用户不得利用互联网上网服务营业场所制作、复制、查阅、发布、传播含有下列内容的信息:

(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,宣扬邪教和愚昧迷信的;

(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)法律、行政法规禁止的其他内容。

第十三条 互联网上网服务营业场所的营业时间由经营者自行决定;但是,向未成年人开放的时间限于国家法定节假日每日8时至21时。

第十四条 违反本办法的规定,未取得经营许可证,擅自开办互联网上网服务营业场所,由省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构依据《互联网信息服务管理办法》第十九条的规定,责令关闭营业场所,没收从事违法经营活动的全部设备器材和违法所得,并处1万元以上3万元以下的罚款。

第十五条 违反本办法的规定,擅自出租、转让营业场所的,由工商行政管理部门依照有关工商行政管理的法律、法规没收违法所得,处以罚款,吊销营业执照,并由有关主管部门撤销批准文件,吊销经营许可证。

第十六条 违反本办法的规定,擅自进行国际联网或者接入线路,擅自提供互联网接入服务的,由省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构依照《互联网信息服务管理办法》第十九条的规定,责令改正,没收违法所得,并处违法所得3倍以上5倍以下的罚款;违法所得不足3万元的,处3万元以上10万元以下的罚款;逾期不改正或者再次违反规定的,责令关闭营业场所,并由有关主管部门撤销批准文件,吊销经营许可证和营业执照。

第十七条 违反本办法的规定,未记录上网信息、未按规定保存备份、未落实网络信息安全管理制度、未履行安全管理责任、未采取安全技术措施的,由公安机关责令限期改正,并处5000元以上3万元以下的罚款;情节严重或者拒不改正的,责令关闭营业场所,并由有关主管部门撤销批准文件,吊销经营许可证和营业执照。

第十八条 上网用户违反本办法的规定,实施危害网络安全和信息安全行为,制作、复制、查阅、发布、传播违法信息的,由公安机关依据《中华人民共和国治安管理处罚条例》、《计算机信息网络安全保护管理办法》和有关法律、其他行政法规的规定给予处罚。

互联网上网服务营业场所的经营者违反本办法的规定,实施危害网络安全和信息安全行为,制作、复制、查阅、发布、传播违法信息,或者对上网用户实施上述行为不予制止、疏于管理的,由公安机关依据前款规定给予处罚,并由有关主管部门责令停业整顿;对整顿后再次违反规定的,责令关闭营业场所,并由有关主管部门撤销批准文件,吊销经营许可证和营业执照。

第十九条 违反本办法的规定,在限定时间外向18周岁以下的未成年人开放其营业场所,或者允许无监护人陪伴的14周岁以下的未成年人进入其营业场所的,由省、自治区、直辖市电信管理机构予以警告,并处5000元以上1万元以下的罚款;对再次违反规定的,责令停业整顿,并处1万元以上3万元以下的罚款;对三次违反规定的,处1万元以上3万元以下的罚款,责令关闭营业场所,并由有关主管部门撤销批准文件,吊销经营许可证和营业执照。

第二十条 违反本办法的规定,经营含有色情、赌博、暴力、愚昧迷信等不健康内容电脑游戏的,由文化行政部门给予警告,责令停业整顿,没收违法所得,并处违法所得1倍以上3倍以下的罚款,违法所得不足3万元的,处3万元以上5万元以下的罚款;再次违反规定的,除给予上述处罚外,责令关闭营业场所,并由有关主管部门撤销批准文件,吊销经营许可证和营业执照。

第二十一条 违反本办法的规定,未办理企业登记注册开办互联网上网服务营业场所、未按规定悬挂营业执照、超范围经营的,由工商行政管理部门依法给予处罚。

第二十二条 违反本办法的规定,被有关部门撤销批准文件、吊销经营许可证的,应在被撤销批准文件、吊销经营许可证之日起10日内到工商行政管理部门办理变更登记或注销登记;逾期不办理的,工商行政管理部门依法予以处罚。

第二十三条 相关主管部门对互联网上网服务营业场所违反本办法规定的行为应记录在案。

被撤销批准文件、吊销经营许可证、注销或者吊销营业执照的,不得重新申请开办互联网上网服务营业场所。

第二十四条 互联网上网服务营业场所经营者违反国家法律、行政法规和本办法规定的,除依法追究其法律责任外,对有失职、渎职行为的审批管理部门直接负责人和直接责任人,依法给予行政处分;构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任。

互联网上网服务营业场所审批和监督管理部门的管理人员玩忽职守、滥用职权、徇私舞弊,构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任;尚不构成犯罪的,依法给予行政处分。

第二十五条 本办法自发布之日起施行。

 

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