Provisional Rules on Rewarding Reporting, Investigating and Punishing Infringement or piracy Activities

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Article 1: In order to encourage reporting, investigation and prosecution of infringement or piracy activities, severely attack infringement or piracy activities, safeguard the orderly development of copyright-related industries, according to relevant State laws and regulations, these Rules are formulated.

Article 2: The National Copyright Administration establishes an anti-piracy reporting centre (hereafter simply named reporting centre), to undertake relevant work concerning rewarding meritorious work units and individuals in investigating and prosecuting major infringement or piracy activities. The reporting centre establishes the free reporting phone line 12390 and the reporting e-mail address jubao@ncac.gov.cn, to accept reports from the societal public concerning infringement or piracy activities.

Article 3: Major infringement or piracy activities and cases, refers to infringement or piracy cases investigated and prosecuted or prosecuted in cooperation by entities such as copyright, public security, culture, industry and commerce, publications market supervision, etc., of all levels, according to the relevant provisions of copyright laws and regulations as well as criminal law concerning criminal copyright infringement.

Article 4: Reward conditions for units and individuals reporting major infringement or piracy cases (hereafter named reporting persons):

(1) reporting infringement or piracy cases in writing, through telephone, e-mail or other manners;

(2) being able to provide unlawful facts, leads or evidence, the reported subject must be explicit and concrete, have a crucial function in the prosecution of the case;

(3) provided evidence or leads may not be grasped by administrative organs or judiciary organs beforehand;

(4) reported facts must be clear and verified, and be punished administratively according to the relevant provisions of copyright laws and regulations as well as criminal law concerning criminal copyright infringement, or be transferred to the judicial organs for registering and handling according to the law;

(5) other required conditions.

Article 5: According to the extent in which the unlawful facts, leads or evidence, etc. provided by the reporting person conform to the case investigation and conclusions, rewards may be awarded according to the following three categories:

(1) Provision of detailed unlawful facts, infringement or piracy leads or corresponding evidence of the reported person, assisting and participating in investigation and prosecution work at the scene, the reported situation is completely conforming to the conclusion of the facts.

(2) Provision of partial unlawful facts, infringement or piracy leads or corresponding evidence of the reported person, assisting and participating in investigation and prosecution work, the reported situation is conforming to the conclusion of the facts.

(3) Provision of a small amount of unlawful facts, infringement or piracy leads or corresponding evidence of the reported person, not directly assisting and participating in investigation and prosecution work, the reported situation is not conforming to the conclusion of the facts.

Article 6: According to the extent of influence of the reported infringement or piracy case or the amount of unlawful property obtained, the reward value for the reporting categories provided in Article 5 of these Rules is integrated. The reward amount for each case may not exceed 100.000 Yuan. For major cases, or cases having a major national influence, or where the value of the case is huge, the reward amount may not be bound by this limit.

Article 7: Where two or more reporting persons report the same unlawful activity successively, only the first reporting person shall be rewarded; where two or more reporting persons report the same unlawful activity together, the reporting persons themselves discuss the division proportion, where discussions do not succeed, the reward money is divided equally.

Article 8: Reward conditions for work units and personnel investigating and prosecuting or assisting in investigation and prosecution of major infringement or piracy cases:

(1) displaying excellence in investigating and prosecuting major infringement or piracy cases;

(2) during the process of investigating and prosecuting major infringement or piracy cases, actively providing equipment, facilities, personnel or other assistance, having a major function in investigating and prosecuting the case;

(3) the investigated and prosecuted case must have been punished administratively according to copyright laws, regulations or rules, or have already been transferred to the judiciary for filing and handling according to the law;

(4) other required conditions.

Article 9: To reward work units or individuals meritorious in investigating and prosecuting or assisting in investigation and prosecution of major infringement or piracy cases, the reward for meritorious work units in general is 100.000 Yuan or less for each case, the reward for meritorious individuals in general is 10.000 Yuan or less. For major cases, or cases having a major national influence, or where the value of the case is huge, the reward amount may not be bound by this limit.

Article 10: The reporting centre regularly verifies and determines the subjects of rewards and the value of rewards, and notifies the rewarded persons to collect the rewards.

Article 11: Rewarded work units and individuals shall after receiving notice of reward, timely conduct reward collecting formalities with valid work unit credentials or the identity card of that person.

Article 12: The reporting centre shall keep the reporting materials and the information of reporting persons strictly secret. Without permission of the reporting person, it is prohibited to make relevant information public, such as the reporting persons’ name, identity, place of residence, etc., the violator shall bear legal liability.

Article 13: No work unit or individual may conduct retaliation against reporting persons, the violator shall bear legal liability.

Article 14: The implementation of these Rules does not influence other laws and regulations’ application of provisions for rewarding reporting, investigating and prosecuting infringement or piracy activities.

Article 15: The National Copyright Administration has the responsibility for interpreting these Rules.

Article 16: These rules take effect from the day of promulgation.

举报、查处侵权盗版行为奖励暂行办法

第一条 为鼓励举报和查处侵权盗版行为,严厉打击侵权盗版活动,保障版权相关产业有序发展,根据国家有关法律、法规,制定本办法。
第二条 国家版权局设立反盗版举报中心(以下称举报中心),承担奖励举报及查处重大侵权盗版行为有功单位及个人的有关工作。举报中心设立12390免费举报电话及jubao@ncac.gov.cn举报邮箱地址,接受社会公众针对侵权盗版行为的举报。
第三条 重大侵权盗版行为和案件,指各级版权、公安、文化、工商、海关、出版物市场监管等部门依据著作权法律、法规及刑法关于侵犯著作权罪的相关规定查处或协助查处的侵权盗版案件。
第四条 举报重大侵权盗版案件单位和个人(以下称举报人)获奖条件:
(一)以书面、电话、电子邮件或其他方式举报侵权盗版行为;
(二)能够提供违法事实、线索或证据,举报对象明确、具体,对案件查处起到关键性作用;
(三)提供的证据或线索事先未被行政机关、司法机关掌握;
(四)举报事实清楚、查证属实,并依据著作权法律、法规及刑法关于侵犯著作权罪的相关规定做出行政处罚,或者依法移送司法机关立案处理;
(五)应当具备的其他条件。
第五条 根据举报人提供的违法事实、线索或证据等与案件调查结论相符合的程度,分为以下三类进行奖励:
(一)提供被举报人的详细违法事实、侵权盗版线索或相关证据,协助参与现场查处工作,举报情况与事实结论完全相符。
(二) 提供被举报人的部分违法事实、侵权盗版线索或相关证据,协助查处工作,举报情况与事实结论相符。
(三) 提供被举报人的少量违法事实、侵权盗版线索或相关证据,未直接协助查处工作,举报情况与事实结论基本相符。
第六条 根据举报的侵权盗版案件影响程度或查获的违法财产数额,结合本办法第五条规定的举报类别确定奖励数额。每个案件的奖励金额不超过10万元。案情重大,或者在全国有重大影响,或者案值数额巨大的案件,奖励金额可不受此限。
第七条 两名以上举报人先后举报同一违法行为的,仅奖励在先举报人;两名以上举报人共同举报同一违法行为的,由举报人自行协商分配比例,协商不成的,奖励资金平均分配。
第八条 查处或协助查处重大侵权盗版案件单位和人员的获奖条件:
(一)在查处重大侵权盗版案件中表现突出的;
(二)在查处重大侵权盗版案件过程中,主动提供设备、技术、人员或其他帮助,并对查处案件起到重大作用的;
(三)查处的案件已依据著作权法律、法规、规章做出行政处罚,或者已依法移送司法机关立案处理;
(四)应当具备的其他条件。
第九条 对查处或协助查处重大侵权盗版案件有功单位和个人的奖励,每个案件对有功单位的奖励一般在10万元以下,对有功个人的奖励一般在1万元以下。对在全国有重大影响的案件可不受此限。
第十条 举报中心定期审核确定奖励对象及奖励数额,并通知受奖人领奖。
第十一条 受奖单位和个人应当在接到奖励通知后,凭单位有效证明文件或本人身份证,及时办理领奖手续。
第十二条 举报中心对举报材料和举报人的信息应严格保密。未经举报人许可,不得公开举报人姓名、身份及居住地等有关信息,违者依法承担法律责任。
第十三条 任何单位和个人不得对举报人进行打击报复,违者依法承担法律责任。
第十四条 本办法的实施,不影响其他法律、法规关于奖励举报和查处侵权盗版行为规定的适用。
第十五条 本办法由国家版权局负责解释。
第十六条 本办法自公布之日起施行。

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