Guidelines for Internet Cafe Network Cultural Content Product Business Qualification Application and Product Filing
In order to perfect Internet cafe network cultural content product business qualification application and product filing work, according to the “Provisional Regulations on Internet Culture Management” and the “Notice Concerning Work Related toFurther Purifying Internet Cafe Venues” (WSF No. 9) of the Ministry of Culture and five other departments, these Guidelines are formulated.
I, Qualification Application
Internet cafe network culture content product business enterprise refers to Internet culture business work units such as Internet surfing service business venues such as Internet cafes, etc., providing cultural content products such as films, music, single-machine games, etc., and related business activities such as downloading, updating, service, etc.
(1) Enterprises that have not yet requested a network culture business permit must put forward an application with the provincial-level culture department of their locality, which is reported to the Ministry of Culture by the provincial-level culture department after acceptance. The Ministry of Culture will make a decision of approval or disapproval within 20 working days from the receipt of complete application materials. For qualification application, the following documents must be submitted:
1, materials needed for an application to establish a commercial Internet culture work unit;
2, an Internet cafe cultural content product business development report: the main content includes concrete circumstances for launching profit models, cooperating clients, business scope, etc., for providing network cultural content product business activities;
3, a statement that there will be no content violating regulations: a statement about that the work unit will not produce, download or disseminate harmful content such as obscenity and pornography, murder and violence, vulgar styles, or that is infringing or piracy, and is responsible for the lawfulness of the cultural content of the provided products.
4, materials that need to be submitted for Internet cafe network culture content product filing.
(2) Enterprises already having a network culture business permit, directly request to add the item of “Internet Cafe Network Culture Content Product Business” with the Ministry of Culture, and their “Network Culture Business Permit” will be exchanged. To apply to add the item, the following documents must be submitted:
1, an “Internet Cultural Work Unit Modification Application Form” (see Attachment 1);
2, materials that need to be submitted for Internet cafe network culture content product filing;
3, a statement that there will be no content violating regulations.
II, Product filing
Internet cafe network cultural content product business work units shall file information on the network cultural products used in the enterprises’ business to the Ministry of Culture every half year, the filed product information shall be reference material for cultural law enforcement departments’ administrative law enforcement.
1, filing scope: cultural content products such as films, music, single-machine games, etc., provided in the Internet cafe business venue.
2, filing procedure: the business work units must, from the day of issuing the network culture business permit, report the information concerning network culture products newly-added in business to the Ministry of Culture every half year, the Ministry of Culture issues a “Network Culture Content Product Filing Note” after filing, and sends a duplicate to the provincial-level administrative culture department of the business locality.
3, Filing materials:
(1) an “Internet Business Work Unit Network Cultural Product Filing Form” (see Attachment 2): providing basic information on the enterprise and the network culture content products involved in its business, when filing, electronic files must at the same time be submitted;
(2) certification of the lawfulness of the network culture content products that are filed: including contracts and agreements for copyright certification, authorization permits, etc.
III, Application time limits
Enterprises already running an Internet cafe network cultural content product business, shall request for corresponding business permits with the administrative culture departments before 30 September. Business work units not having applied for qualifications after the time limit and their illegal network culture products that have not been filed may not be disseminated in Internet cafes.
IV, Examination, approval and publication
All commercial Internet culture work units that are approved for establishment will be published on the Chinese Cultural Market website (www.ccm.gov.cn).
V, Contact method
Ministry of Culture Cultural Market Department Network Culture Bureau 010-59882117