All provincial, autonomous region and municipal “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” work leading small groups, culture offices (bureaus), press and publications bureaus, copyright bureaus, industry and commerce bureaus, public security offices(bureaus), construction offices (committees), supervision offices (bureaus):
Hereby, the “Announcement Concerning Launching the Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign”, jointly signed and issued by the National “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” work small group office, Ministry of Culture, General Administration of Press and Publications, National Copyright Administration, State Administration of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Construction and Ministry of Supervision is distributed to you, please, on the basis of local and departmental realities, do well work matters such as printing, posting, propagating and educating of the “Announcement”, and strive to create a desirable social atmosphere to launch the “Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign”.
Announcement concerning Launching the Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign
In order to strictly attack infringement and piracy activities, safeguard the cultural market business order, stimulate the flourishing and development of the audiovisual and computer software industries, according to our county’s laws, regulations and departmental rules concerning audiovisual and computer software products’ intellectual property rights protection aspects, the national ““Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality”” work small group office, Ministry of Culture, General Administration of Press and Publications, National Copyright Administration, State Administration of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Construction and Ministry of Supervision have decided to, at the same time as continuing to strictly attack all sorts of illegal publishing activities, launch a nationwide campaign of about one hundred days to concentratedly attack activities of audiovisual and computer software product piracy (hereafter simply named “Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign”). The relevant matters are announced as follows:
I, The “Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign” shall focus on disciplining wholesale, retail, rental and screening work units and concentrated audiovisual and computer software product business venues engaging in pirated product business activities, ban peddlers and stalls, and unlicensed operators selling pirated audiovisual and computer software products, dig out illegal printing, reproduction and storage hideouts producing and selling pirated products, investigating and prosecuting punishing work units, and printing and reproduction enterprises participating in audiovisual and computer software piracy activities and gravely punishing criminals engaging in production or sale activities of pirated products.
II, From 15 July until 15 August 2006 is the announcement period, all audiovisual and computer software product business work unit develops self-examination and self-rectification activities in the light of relevant laws, regulations and departmental rules, submit pirated products to relevant administrative controlling authorities of their own accord and explain the situation. Within the announcement period, the liability of all those submitting pirated products and explaining the reasons of their own accord, shall not be investigated by relevant administrative controlling authorities.
III, From 16 August until 15 October 2006 is the concentrated discipline phase, all localities relevant aces launch lx inspections, strictly investigate and punish activities violating laws and regulations according to the law. Of business work units dealing in a quantity of less than 100 pirated audiovisual product discs at one time, administrative culture entities confiscate unlawful products, confiscate unlawful income, and impose a fine of more than 10.000 but less than 50.000 Yuan. Of business work units dealing in a quantity of less than 100 pirated computer software product discs at one time, administrative copyright entities confiscate unlawful products, confiscate unlawful income, and impose a fine of more than 10.000 but less than 50.000 Yuan. Of work units dealing in a quantity of 100 or more pirated products or that are given administrative punishment for dealing in pirated products twice, administrative culture entities cancel their permits according to the law, and the administrative industry and commerce entity imposes cessation of business for rectification according to the law; where circumstances are grave, business licences are revoked according to the law. Criminal liability is investigated of those whose dealing in pirated products is suspected to constitute a crime, according to the “Criminal Law” and the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate “Interpretation Concerning Some Issues on the Concretely Applicable Law in Handling Criminal Intellectual Property Rights Infringement Cases”.
IV, From the end of 2006 until the beginning of 2007, administrative permit entities shall conduct annual examination registration of all audiovisual publishing and reproduction work units. At that time, work units continue to deal in pirated products after the end of the announcement period, regardless of quantities, administrative permit entities shall not grant registration or postpone registration according to the law.
V, Concerning activities of producing, selling, storing or transporting pirated audiovisual and computer software products, all walks of society are welcomed to report to relevant administrative entities such as all levels’ ““Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality”” offices or culture, copyright, etc. The national ““Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality”” work small group office reporting number is: 010-65212870; the National Copyright Administration reporting number is: 010-65212738; all local administrative culture entities’ reporting number is: 12318.
Concerning activities of administrative entities and their State civil servants participating, engaging, conniving or shielding pirated product production and sale activities, all walks of society are welcomed to report to all levels’ supervision organs All levels’ supervision organs’ reporting number is: 12380.
All relevant administrative entities receiving reports, shall scrupulously fulfil their duties, ascertain the facts, strictly enforce the law, and may not shift responsibilities, do their work perfunctorily or put it off, and accept supervision of the masses.
It is hereby notified.