Notice concerning the Standardization of the Online Reprinting Copyright Order

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In order to implement the CCP Central Committee General Office and State Council General Office “Guiding Opinions concerning Promoting the Converged Development of Traditional Media and New Media”, encourage lawful and sincere business between newspaper and periodical work units and Internet media, promote the establishment and completion of copyright cooperation mechanisms, and standardize the online reprint copyright order, on the basis of the relevant regulations of the “Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Copyright Law Implementation Regulations of the People’s Republic of China”, and the “Regulations to Protect the Right of Distribution Through Information Networks”, matters concerning standardizing the online reprint copyright order are hereby notified as follows:

I, Where Internet media reprint a work of another person, they shall abide by the relevant provisions of copyright laws and regulations, they must obtain permission from the copyright holder and pay remuneration, and shall clearly indicate the name of the author, the name of the work and the source of the work. Except where laws and regulations provide otherwise.

Internet media that reprint a work of another person according to the previous Paragraph may not infringe other rights and interests the copyright holder lawfully enjoys.

II, The provisions of Article 33, Para. 2 of the “Copyright Law” apply to the reprinting of already published works between newspaper and periodical work units, ie. after a work is published, except where the copyright holder has indicated that reprinting or extraction is not permitted, other newspaper and periodicals may reprint the work or publish it in digests or reference works, but must pay remuneration to the copyright holder according to regulations.

The provisions of the previous Paragraph do not apply to the reprinting of already published works between newspaper and periodical work units and Internet media, and between Internet media, in these cases, permission from the copyright holder shall be obtained, and remuneration paid.

III, Internet media that reprint a work of another person may not substantially revise the content of the work; where syntactic revisions or deletions are made in a title or content, it is not permitted to distort or alter the original meaning of the title or the work.

IV, Current events-type news ad mentioned in Article 5 of the “Copyright Law”, refers to purely factual information reported in newspapers, periodicals, radio stations, television stations and other such media, such purely factual information is not protected by copyright law. All information, copy, features, reports and other works containing individual creative labour of the copyright holder do not fall under the term purely factual information, when Internet media reprint them, they must obtain permission from the copyright holder and pay remuneration.

V, Newspaper and periodical work units may conclude contracts with copyright holders permitting the use of works obtained through methods including soliciting contributions and draft submissions, which clarifies the categories of rights where use is contractually permitted, whether or not the rights where use is permitted are exclusive usage rights or non-exclusive usage rights, the geographical scope and time period of permitted use, remuneration standards and methods, contractual liability as well as other content that both parties believe necessary in the contract. Where both parties agree that rights are exercised by the newspaper and periodical work unit, Internet media reprinting said work shall obtain permission from the newspaper and periodical work unit and pay remuneration.

VI, Newspaper and periodical work units may conclude agreements with their personnel through contract about the ownership of copyright of works created by personnel during the completion of their work in the newspaper and periodical unit. Where it is contractually agreed that copyright is enjoyed by the newspaper and periodical work unit, newspaper and periodical work units may, by publishing copyright statements, clarify the ownership relations of works published in newspapers and periodicals, Internet media reprinting this kind of work shall obtain remuneration from the newspaper and periodical work unit and pay remuneration.

VII, Newspaper and periodical work units and Internet media shall establish and complete intra-work unit copyright management structures. [They must] establish a works information database about the copyright the work unit and the work unit’s personnel enjoys, which clearly records information about the rights ownership in works, and information concerning the method and period of authorization to which works licenced for use to other persons should be subject. [They must] establish an information database concerning works by others licenced for use, which clearly records information about the source of rights, the method of authorization, the period of authorization, etc.

VII, Copyright cooperation mechanisms for online reprints shall be established between newspaper and periodical work units and Internet media, and between Internet media, through the conclusion of copyright licensing agreements and other such methods, copyright examination and verification of reprinted works shall be strengthened, reasonable licensing price systems shall be explored, to further perfect licensing and trading mechanisms for works.

IX, All levels’ administrative copyright management departments strengthen copyright supervision and management concerning Internet media, support sectoral organizations in promoting copyright protection, copyright trade, self-discipline, rights defence and playing other such positive roles, strictly attack unlicensed reprinting, and acts of infringement and piracy by illegally distributing other persons’ works.

National Copyright Administration General Office

17 April 2015

关于规范网络转载版权秩序的通知

国版办发【2015】3号

为贯彻落实中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅印发的《关于推动传统媒体和新兴媒体融合发展的指导意见》,鼓励报刊单位和互联网媒体合法、诚信经营,推动建立健全版权合作机制,规范网络转载版权秩序,根据《中华人民共和国著作权法》、《中华人民共和国著作权法实施条例》、《信息网络传播权保护条例》有关规定,现就规范网络转载版权秩序有关事项通知如下:

一、互联网媒体转载他人作品,应当遵守著作权法律法规的相关规定,必须经过著作权人许可并支付报酬,并应当指明作者姓名、作品名称及作品来源。法律、法规另有规定的除外。

互联网媒体依照前款规定转载他人作品,不得侵犯著作权人依法享有的其他权益。

二、报刊单位之间相互转载已经刊登的作品,适用《著作权法》第三十三条第二款的规定,即作品刊登后,除著作权人声明不得转载、摘编的外,其他报刊可以转载或者作为文摘、资料刊登,但应当按照规定向著作权人支付报酬。

报刊单位与互联网媒体、互联网媒体之间相互转载已经发表的作品,不适用前款规定,应当经过著作权人许可并支付报酬。

三、互联网媒体转载他人作品,不得对作品内容进行实质性修改;对标题和内容做文字性修改和删节的,不得歪曲篡改标题和作品的原意。

四、《著作权法》第五条所称时事新闻,是指通过报纸、期刊、广播电台、电视台等媒体报道的单纯事实消息,该单纯事实消息不受著作权法保护。凡包含了著作权人独创性劳动的消息、通讯、特写、报道等作品均不属于单纯事实消息,互联网媒体进行转载时,必须经过著作权人许可并支付报酬。

五、报刊单位可以就通过约稿、投稿等方式获得的作品与著作权人订立许可使用合同,明确约定许可使用的权利种类、许可使用的权利是专有使用权或者非专有使用权、许可使用的地域范围和期间、付酬标准和办法、违约责任以及双方认为需要约定的其他内容。双方约定权利由报刊单位行使的,互联网媒体转载该作品,应当经过报刊单位许可并支付报酬。

六、报刊单位可以与其职工通过合同就职工为完成报刊单位工作任务所创作作品的著作权归属进行约定。合同约定著作权由报刊单位享有的,报刊单位可以通过发布版权声明的方式,明确报刊单位刊登作品的权属关系,互联网媒体转载此类作品,应当经过报刊单位许可并支付报酬。

七、报刊单位和互联网媒体应当建立健全本单位版权管理制度。建立本单位及本单位职工享有著作权的作品信息库,载明作品权属信息,对许可他人使用的作品应载明授权方式、授权期限等相关信息。建立经许可使用的他人作品信息库,载明权利来源、授权方式、授权期限等相关信息。

八、报刊单位与互联网媒体、互联网媒体之间应当通过签订版权许可协议等方式建立网络转载版权合作机制,加强对转载作品的版权审核,共同探索合理的授权价格体系,进一步完善作品的授权交易机制。

九、各级版权行政管理部门要加大对互联网媒体的版权监管力度,支持行业组织在推动版权保护、版权交易、自律维权等方面发挥积极作用,严厉打击未经许可转载、非法传播他人作品的侵权盗版行为。
国家版权局办公厅

2015年4月17日

 

 

 

 

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