China Internet Network Copyright Self-Discipline Convention

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Article 1: In order to safeguard network copyright, standardize the activities of Internet employees, stimulate the development and use of network information resources, and promote the development of Internet information resources, this Convention is promulgated.

Article 2: Members of the Convention shall earnestly study and consciously abide by copyright laws and regulations related to the Internet, strengthen a sense of copyright protection, forcefully carry forward the excellent cultural traditions of the Chinese nation and the moral principles of the Socialist spiritual civilization, and vigorously promote the construction of professional ethics.

Article 3: Members of the Convention should strengthen communication and cooperation, jointly research and explore copyright protection measures for our country’s Internet, and put forward related policy suggestions and legislation suggestions.

Article 4: Members of the Convention shall vigorously adopt effective technological methods and management methods to protect the rights of rights holders.

Article 5: Members of the Conventions should encourage, support and protect competition that is fair, orderly and conducted according to the law, and oppose unfair competition.

Article 6: Members of the Convention shall consciously accept supervision and criticism form all walks of society, and jointly resist and correct unhealthy tendencies in the sector.

Article 7: The Internet Society of China Network Copyright Union (“Union”) is the implementing organ for this Convention, and is responsible for the propagation and implementation of this Convention.

Article 8: The Union is responsible for organizing Convention members to study network copyright management and corresponding laws, regulations and measures, organizing the exchange of sector information related to network copyright, representing Convention members to conduct communication with government management departments, reflecting the wishes and requirements of Convention members, realistically safeguarding the proper rights and interests of convention members, vigorously promoting and implementing Internet sector self-discipline, and conducting supervision and examination of the situation of members abiding by this Convention.

Article 9: Where members of this Convention violate the Convention, any work unit or individual has the power to report this with the Union, the Union conducts inspection, and shall publish the inspection results to the whole body of members. Where Convention members violate this Convention, creating a harmful influence and where this is verified, the Union shall deal with this through internal communication or cancelling Convention membership qualifications, in view of the different situations.

Article 10: All members of this Convention have the power to supervise the legality and fairness of the Union’s implementation of this Convention, and have the power to report the Union or its personnel to the Union’s controlling department in case of acts violating this Convention and related work systems.

Article 11: The Union establishes a secretariat, which accepts “notifications” and “counter-notifications” on the basis of Convention member authorization, concrete rules are formulated separately.

Article 12: The Union establishes a network copyright dispute settlement centre, to be responsible for resolving network copyright disputes between Convention members, concrete rules are formulated separately.

Article 13: The Union designs and applies for a uniform logo for this Convention, and will formulate concrete use rules. Members of this convention have the power to use the uniform logo of the Convention according to rules on usage.

Article 14: All Internet content service providers and network service providers accepting this Convention, may apply to accede to this Convention, Members of this Convention may also withdraw from this Convention, and notify the organ implementing the Convention. The organ implementing the Convention regularly publishes a list of names of members acceding to or withdrawing from this Convention.

Article 15: This Convention is published to society by the Internet Society of China Copyright Union, signature is accepted from the date of publication, when the number of signatory members reaches 20, this Convention takes effect.

Article 16: The period of validity of this Convention, is proposed  by the organ implementing the Convention or 10 per cent of the members of this Convention, and may be revised with agreement of two thirds of the members of more.

Article 17: The Internet Society of China Copyright Union is responsible for interpreting this Convention.

中国互联网网络版权自律公约
第一条 为维护网络著作权,规范互联网从业者行为,促进网络信息资源开发利用,推动互联网信息行业发展,制定本公约。
第二条 公约成员应当认真学习和自觉遵守与互联网有关的版权法律法规,增强版权保护意识,大力弘扬中华民族优秀文化传统和社会主义精神文明的道德准则,积极推动职业道德建设。
第三条 公约成员应该加强沟通和合作,共同研究和探讨我国互联网版权保护措施,提出相关的政策建议和立法建议。
第四条 公约成员应当积极采取有效的技术措施和管理措施,保护权利人的权利。
第五条 公约成员应该鼓励、支持、保护依法进行的公平、有序的竞争,反对不正当竞争。
第六条 公约成员应当自觉接受社会各界的监督和批评,共同抵制和纠正行业不正之风。
第七条 中国互联网协会网络版权联盟(“联盟”)是本公约的执行机构,负责组织公约的宣传和实施。
第八条 联盟负责组织公约成员学习网络版权管理的相关法律法规和政策,组织交流网络版权相关行业信息,代表公约成员与政府主管部门进行沟通,反映公约成员的意愿和要求,切实维护公约成员的正当权益,积极推动和实施互联网行业自律,并对成员遵守本公约的情况进行督促检查。
第九条 本公约成员违反公约的,任何单位和个人均有权向联盟进行检举,由联盟进行调查,并将调查结果向全体成员公布。公约成员违反本公约,造成不良影响,经查证属实的,由联盟视不同情况给予内部通报或取消公约成员资格的处理。
第十条 本公约的所有成员均有权对联盟执行本公约的合法性和公正性进行监督,有权向联盟的主管部门检举联盟或其工作成员违反本公约及相关工作制度的行为。
第十一条 联盟设立秘书处,根据公约成员授权受理“通知”和“反通知”,具体办法另行规定。
第十二条 联盟建立网络版权纠纷调解中心,负责公约成员之间网络版权纠纷的调解,具体办法另行规定。
第十三条 联盟设计和申请本公约的统一标识,并制订具体使用办法。本公约成员均有权按照使用办法使用公约的统一标识。
第十四条 凡接受本公约的互联网内容服务提供者和网络服务提供者,均可以申请加入本公约。本公约成员也可以退出本公约,并通知公约执行机构。公约执行机构定期公布加入和退出本公约的成员名单。
第十五条 本公约由中国互联网协会网络版权联盟向社会公布,从公布之日起接受签约,签约成员达到20名时本公约生效。
第十六条 本公约生效期间,经公约执行机构或本公约十分之一成员提议,并经三分之二以上成员同意,可以对本公约进行修改。
第十七条 本公约由中国互联网协会网络版权联盟负责解释。

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    March 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

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