Copyright Self-Discipline Declaration for the Internet Sector of China

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In order to safeguard the lawful rights of holders of copyright and related rights, stimulate the healthy development of the Internet industry, and safeguard the social public interest, we hereby represent the Internet sector in making the following self-declaration to society:

I, Internet enterprises shall bear their due social responsibility, earnestly abide by and propagate State copyright laws and corresponding policies, resist acts of infringement and piracy, safeguard the lawful rights and interests of copyright holders, and safeguard the healthy development and order of the Internet industry.

II, Persist in the principle of obtaining authorization before using works, do not disseminate works in any way without having obtained authorization from the copyright holder.

III, Strengthen supervision and management over network users’ uploading works, point out to users that they may not upload other persons’ works, prevent other persons from using information networks and platforms of corresponding work units to carry out unlawful acts of copyright infringement.

IV, Vigorously adopt technological measures that conform to generally recognized sector standards, prevent the occurrence of infringing acts. Technical measures shall be adopted to prevent users from uploading works for which administrative copyright management departments issue a notification or that are listed in notifications to bodies implementing this declaration, for which permission has not been obtained and that may not be disseminated; technical measures shall be adopted to prevent users from uploading audiovisual works that are still in public screening, or being broadcast.

V, Where users violate service agreements, do not listen to admonitions and repeatedly carry out unlawful acts of disseminations, measures such as removing the corresponding information, cessation of service, etc., are to be adopted, and reports shall be sent to the relevant controlling department.

VI, Earnestly deal with notifications from copyright and related rights holders, guarantee that measures to delete or block corresponding information can be adopted within 24 hours according to the law.

VII, Vigorously develop and apply copyright authentication and recognition systems, provide convenient channels for copyright holders to recognize copyrights and authorizations.

VIII, Vigorously communicate with rights holders and corresponding sector associations, jointly research the establishment of convenient new mechanisms for the authorization and use of works in the information network environment, stimulate the lawful dissemination of works.

IX, Vigorously cooperate with the daily supervision and management activities of administrative copyright management departments, and administrative law enforcement and inspections, safeguard a good network copyright protection order.

X, Establish information sharing mechanisms in the Internet industry, cease malicious lawsuits and acts of improper competition, maintain the healthy development of the Internet industry.

《中国互联网行业版权自律宣言》
为维护版权及相关权利人的合法权益,促进互联网产业的健康发展,维护社会公共利益,特代表互联网行业向社会做如下自律宣言:
一、互联网企业应当承担起相应的社会责任,认真遵守、宣传国家版权法律及相关政策,抵制侵权盗版行为,维护版权人的合法权益,维护互联网产业健康发展秩序。
二、坚持先取得授权再使用作品的原则,不以任何方式传播未经版权人授权的作品。
三、加强对网络用户上传作品的监督管理,提示用户不得上传他人作品,防止他人利用本单位的信息网络平台实施侵犯版权的违法行为。
四、积极采取符合行业公认标准的技术措施,防止侵权行为的发生。对于经版权行政管理部门公告、本宣言执行机构通知中列明的未经许可不得传播的作品,应当采取技术措施限制用户上传;对于处于公映档期、热播期间的影视作品应当采取技术措施限制用户上传。
五、对违反服务协议、不听劝告,多次实施违法传播行为的用户,采取移除相关信息、停止服务等措施予以制止,并向有关主管部门报告。
六、认真处理版权及相关权利人的通知,保证24小时以内依法采取删除或屏蔽相关信息等处理措施。
七、积极开发应用版权认证、认领系统,为版权人认领版权、授权提供便捷的通道。
八、积极与权利人及相关行业协会沟通,共同研究建立信息网络环境下便捷的作品授权使用新机制,促进作品的合法传播。
九、积极配合版权行政管理部门的日常监管和行政执法检查,维护良好的网络版权保护秩序。
十、建立互联网行业信息共享互助机制,制止恶意诉讼和不正当竞争行为,保持互联网产业健康发展。

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