SARFT Notice Concerning Strengthening Internet Audiovisual Programme Content Management

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Recently, SARFT has issued the “SARFT Notice Concerning Strengthening Internet Audiovisual Programme Content Management” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipality radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps radio, film and television bureau, saying that in order to strengthen network cultural construction and management, disseminate socialist advanced culture, resist vulgar tendencies in the Internet audiovisual programme area, solidly push forward Internet audiovisual programme construction, now the questions of strengthening Internet (including mobile Internet, hereafter simply named Internet) audiovisual programme content management are notified as follows:

1: On the basis of Article 16 of the “Internet Audiovisual Programme Service Management Provisions”, Internet audiovisual programmes may not contain the following content:

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

(2) content endangering national unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity;

(3) content revealing State secrets, endangering State security or damaging State prosperity and interests;

(4) content inciting ethnic hatred, ethnic discrimination, destroying ethnic unity, or violating ethnic customs and habits;

(5) content propagating cults and superstitions;

(6) content disordering social order, destroying social stability;

(7) content inducing minors to commit unlawful acts and crimes and playing up violence, sex, gambling and terrorist activities;

(8) content insulting or slandering others, violating other’s lawful rights such as citizen’s individual privacy, etc;

(9) content endangering social virtue, damaging excellent ethnic cultural traditions;

(10) other content prohibited by relevant laws, regulations and rules, and State provisions.

2: All Internet audiovisual programme service work units must timely conduct editing or deletion of audiovisual programmes with the following circumstances:

(1) those maliciously distorting Chinese culture, Chinese history and historical facts; those maliciously distorting other countries’ history, not respecting human culture, other countries’ culture and social customs and habits;

(2) those with imagery deliberately derogating or vilifying revolutionary leaders, heroic persons, important historical persons, Chinese and foreign famous books and important characters in famous books;

(3) those with imagery maliciously derogating the People’s Army, the Armed Police, Public Security and the judiciary, those having circumstances such as abusing prisoners, extracting confessions by torture from criminals or criminal suspects, etc.;

(4) those with imagery and sounds displaying unlawful and criminal aggressiveness and arrogance, concretely revealing details of criminal activities, revealing special investigation methods, revealing informers and witnesses who should receive protection, etc;

(5) those advocating religious extremism, provoking controversies and conflicts between all religions and religious denominations, and between religious believing masses and non-believing masses, harming the feelings of the masses;

(6) those propagating feudal superstition activities such as physiognomy, fortune telling, geomancy practicing, divination practicing, healing by exorcise, etc.;

(7) those with vile methods depicting calamity scenes such as major natural disasters, accidents, terrorizing incidents, wars, etc.;

(8) those concretely showing circumstances such as promiscuity, rape, incest, necrophilia, prostitution, visiting prostitutes, sexual perversion, masturbation, etc.;

(9) those displaying or obscurely displaying details such as sexual activities, sexual process, sexual methods and excessive bodily contact related to this, etc.;

(10) those intentionally showing, only using the body to cover or using very little cover to cover human private parts;

(11) those containing sexual suggestions, sexual provocations, etc, which easily cause people to make sexual associations;

(12) those propagating unhealthy content such as extramarital affairs, group sex, one-night stands, sexual abuse and wife swapping;

(13) those using adult movies, sexual movies, X-rated movies, voyeurism, indecent exposure, exhibitionism and all sorts of prevocational writing or images to function as audiovisual programme titles or classifications;

(14) those having circumstances such as strongly stimulating murder, blood and gore, violence, suicide, abduction, drug use, gambling, occultism, etc.;

(15) those having excessive scary and terrifying images, subtitles, background music and sound effects;

(16) those concretely showing maltreatment and killing of animals, catching, killing and eating animals protected by the State;

(17) those having content violating individual privacy;

(18) those with an approving and praising tone or in a way that leads people to imitate, showing fights and brawls, humiliation of others, and filthy speech;

(19) those propagating negative or decadent views of life, worldviews and value systems, sedulously playing up and magnifying ethnic ignorance and backwardness or the dark side of society;

(20) audiovisual programmes and films, television programmes and deleted extracts of which the dissemination was prohibited by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television;

(21) those violating the spirit of relevant laws and regulations.

3: Internet audiovisual programme service work units must perfect programme content management systems and emergency handling systems, engage persons of high moral and professional quality to examine and verify, and make final checks, must emphasise final checking of  programme types such as network music videos, comprehensive arts, short films, cartoons, etc., as well as materials such as “self shot”, “hot dance” “beautiful girls”, “let’s laugh”, “originally made” “digital shooting clan”, etc., guarantee that broadcasted programme content does not violate provisions 1 and 2 of this Notice. At the same time, letters of complaint to network users and relevant matters must be timely dealt with.

4, Films and programmes disseminated by Internet audiovisual programme service work units, must conform to relevant provisions of radio, film and television management, and obtain a “Film Projection Permit”, “Television Drama Distribution Permit” or “Television Cartoon Distribution Permit” issued by the administrative radio, film and television entities according to the law; disseminated theoretical cultural or historical films and programmes must obtain a “Theoretical Cultural or Historical Film or Television Programme Broadcast Permit” issued by the administrative radio, film and television entities according to the law. Domestic and foreign films and programmes not having obtained a “Film Projection Permit”, domestic and foreign television programmes not having obtained a “Television Programme Distribution Permit”, domestic and foreign cartoons not having obtained a “Television Cartoon Distribution Permit” and theoretical cultural or historical films and programmes not having obtained a “Theoretical Cultural or Historical Film or Television Programme Broadcast Permit”, may without exception not be disseminated on the Internet.

5: Work units engaging in Internet audiovisual programme service must perfect a programme copyright protection system, strictly respect the provisions of copyright laws and administrative regulations, the disseminated programmes shall possess corresponding copyright. They must adopt copyright protection measures, protect the lawful rights and interests of copyright holders.

All localities’ radio, film and television management entities must administer according to the law, scrupulously perform their duties, realistically strengthen Internet audiovisual programme content management, supervise and urge the audiovisual programme websites to implement this diligently, consciously observe the above provisions, vigorously make effort to construct a harmonious, green network audiovisual programme environment.

广电总局关于加强互联网视听节目内容管理的通知

近日,广电总局向各省、自治区、直辖市广播影视局,新疆生产建设兵团广播电视局发出《广电总局关于加强互联网视听节目内容管理的通知》,通知说,为加强网络文化建设和管理,传播社会主义先进文化,抵制互联网视听节目领域的低俗之风,扎实推进互联网视听节目建设,现就加强互联网(含移动互联网,以下简称互联网)视听节目内容管理问题通知如下:
一、根据《互联网视听节目服务管理规定》第十六条规定,互联网视听节目不得含有以下内容:
(一)反对宪法确定的基本原则的;
(二)危害国家统一、主权和领土完整的;
(三)泄露国家秘密、危害国家安全或者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,或者侵害民族风俗、习惯的;
(五)宣扬邪教、迷信的;
(六)扰乱社会秩序,破坏社会稳定的;
(七)诱导未成年人违法犯罪和渲染暴力、色情、赌博、恐怖活动的;
(八)侮辱或者诽谤他人,侵害公民个人隐私等他人合法权益的;
(九)危害社会公德,损害民族优秀文化传统的;
(十)有关法律、行政法规和国家规定禁止的其他内容。
二、各互联网视听节目服务单位对有下列情节的视听节目要及时进行剪节、删除:
(一)恶意曲解中华文明、中国历史和历史史实的;恶意曲解他国历史,不尊重人类文明、他国文明和风俗习惯的;
(二)蓄意贬损、恶搞革命领袖、英雄人物、重要历史人物、中外名著及名著中重要人物形象的;
(三)恶意贬损人民军队、武装警察、公安和司法形象的;有虐待俘虏、刑讯逼供罪犯或犯罪嫌疑人等情节的;
(四)表现违法犯罪嚣张气焰,具体展示犯罪行为细节,暴露特殊侦查手段,暴露应当受到保护的举报人、证人等形象、声音的;
(五)鼓吹宗教极端主义,挑起各宗教、教派之间,信教与不信教群众之间的矛盾和冲突,伤害群众感情的;
(六)宣扬看相、算命、看风水、占卜、驱鬼治病等封建迷信活动的;
(七)以恶搞方式描绘重大自然灾害、意外事故、恐怖事件、战争等灾难场面的;
(八)具体展现淫乱、强奸、乱伦、恋尸、卖淫、嫖娼、性变态、自慰等情节的;
(九)表现或隐晦表现性行为、性过程、性方式及与此关联的过多肉体接触等细节的;
(十)故意展现、仅用肢体掩盖或用很小的遮盖物掩盖人体隐私部位的;
(十一)带有性暗示、性挑逗等易使人产生性联想的;
(十二)宣扬婚外恋、多角恋、一夜情、性虐待和换妻等不健康内容的;
(十三)以成人电影、情色电影、三级片、偷拍、走光、露点及各种挑逗性文字或图片作为视频节目标题或分类的;
(十四)有强烈刺激性的凶杀、血腥、暴力、自杀、绑架、吸毒、赌博、灵异等情节的;
(十五)有过度惊吓恐怖的画面、字幕、背景音乐及声音效果的;
(十六)具体展示虐杀动物,捕杀、食用国家保护类动物的;
(十七)带有侵犯个人隐私内容的;
(十八)以肯定、赞许的基调或引人模仿的方式表现打架斗殴、羞辱他人、污言秽语的;
(十九)宣扬消极、颓废的人生观、世界观和价值观,刻意渲染、夸大民族愚昧落后或社会阴暗面的;
(二十)国家广播电影电视总局禁止传播的影视节目以及电影、电视剧的删减片段;
(二十一)违反相关法律、法规精神的。
三、互联网视听节目服务单位要完善节目内容管理制度和应急处理机制,聘请高素质业务人员审核把关,对网络音乐视频MV、综艺、影视短剧、动漫等类别的节目以及“自拍”、“热舞”、“美女”、“搞笑”、“原创”、“拍客”等题材要重点把关,确保所播节目内容不违反本通知第一、二条规定。同时,对网民的投诉和有关事宜要及时处置。
四、互联网视听节目服务单位传播的影视剧,必须符合广播电影电视管理的有关规定,依法取得广播影视行政部门颁发的《电影片公映许可证》、《电视剧发行许可证》或《电视动画片发行许可证》;传播的理论文献影视片须依法取得广播影视行政部门颁发的《理论文献影视片播映许可证》。未取得《电影片公映许可证》的境内外电影片、未取得《电视剧发行许可证》的境内外电视剧、未取得《电视动画片发行许可证》的境内外动画片以及未取得《理论文献影视片播映许可证》的理论文献影视片,一律不得在互联网上传播。
五、从事互联网视听节目服务的单位要完善节目版权保护制度,严格遵守著作权法律、行政法规的规定,所播节目应具有相应版权。要采取版权保护措施,保护著作权人的合法权益。
各地广电管理部门要依法行政,恪尽职守,切实加强互联网视听节目内容管理,督促视听节目网站认真执行、自觉遵守上述规定,积极努力营造和谐、绿色的网络视听节目环境。

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