State Council Decision concerning Revising the “Implementation Regulations for the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China”

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This revision of the Copyright Law Implementation Regulations refines punitive rules for copyright infringements that harm social or public interest. The maximum punishment for large cases has been increased from three times to five times the illegal business value, and a mandatory minimum of one time the illegal business value has been added. For smaller cases, the maximum fine has been raised from 100.000 Yuan to 250.000 Yuan.

The State Council has decided to make the following revision to the  “Implementation Regulations for the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China”:

Article 36 is revised into: “Where an act of infringement listed in Article 48 of the Copyright law occurs, and at the same time, the social or public interest is harmed, and illegal business value is 50.000 Yuan or more, the administrative copyright management department may impose a fine of one time or more but less than five times the illegal business value; where there is no illegal business value or the illegal business value is less than 50.000 Yuan, the administrative copyright management department, on the basis of the gravity of the circumstances, may impose a fine of 250.000 Yuan or less.”

This Decision takes effect on 1 March 2013.

The “Implementation Regulations for the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China” are revised on the basis of this Decision and promulgated again.

国务院关于修改《中华人民共和国著作权法实施条例》的决定

国务院决定对《中华人民共和国著作权法实施条例》作如下修改:

将第三十六条修改为:“有著作权法第四十八条所列侵权行为,同时损害社会公共利益,非法经营额5万元以上的,著作权行政管理部门可处非法经营额1倍以上5倍以下的罚款;没有非法经营额或者非法经营额5万元以下的,著作权行政管理部门根据情节轻重,可处25万元以下的罚款。”

本决定自2013年3月1日起施行。

《中华人民共和国著作权法实施条例》根据本决定作相应修改,重新公布。

 

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