Piracy

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: Read the rest of this entry »

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Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Printing, Reproduction and Distribution

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XCZF No. (2013) 8

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau, the Liberation Army General Political Department Propaganda Department Press and Publications Bureau, the Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing municipal comprehensive cultural market law enforcement teams:

In order to implement the spirit of the National Propaganda and Ideology Work Conference, to create a good atmosphere for the convention of the 3rd Plenum of the 18th Party Congress, and realistically strengthen management over printing, reproduction and distribution, hereby, the relevant requirements are notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Regulations concerning Some Issues of Applicable Law in Hearing Civil Dispute Cases on Infringement of the Right to Dissemination through Information Networks

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(FS (2012)20, passed at the 1561st meeting of the Supreme People’s Court Trial Committee on 26 November 2012

Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China Announcement

The “Supreme People’s Court Regulations concerning Some Issues of Applicable Law in Hearing Civil Dispute Cases on Infringement of the Right to Dissemination through Information Networks” have been passed at the 1561st of the Supreme People’s Court Trial Committee on 26 November 2011, are hereby promulgated and take effect on 1 January 2013.

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Interpretation concerning Some Questions on Concretely Applicable Law in Hearing Civil Dispute Cases of Infringement of the Right to Dissemination Through Information Networks

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The “Supreme People’s Court Interpretation concerning Some Questions on Concretely Applicable Law in Hearing Civil Dispute Cases of Infringement of the Right of Dissemination Through Information Networks” has been passed on 26 January 2012 by the 1561st meeting of the Supreme People’s Court Trial Committee, is hereby promulgated, and will take effect on 1 January 2013.

Supreme People’s Court

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2012 Work Essentials for Attacking Intellectual Property Rights Infringements and the Production and Sale of Fake and Inferior Products Nationwide

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State Council Secretariat Notice Concerning Printing and Issuing the 2012 Work Essentials for Attacking Intellectual Property Rights Infringements and the Production and Sale of Fake and Inferior Products Nationwide

GBF No. (2012)30

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Governments, all State Council Ministries and Commissions, all directly subordinate organs:

The “2012 Work Essentials for Attacking Intellectual Property Rights Infringements and the Production and Sale of Fake and Inferior Products Nationwide” have been agreed to by the State Council, are hereby issued to you, please earnestly implement them.

State Council Secretariat

15 May 2012

2012 Work Essentials for Attacking Intellectual Property Rights Infringements and the Production and Sale of Fake and Inferior Products Nationwide

Work to attack intellectual property rights infringement and the production and sale of fake and inferior products nationwide in 2012 must persist in treating both root causes and symptoms, and focusing on prominent matters, completely implement the spirit of the “State Council Opinions Concerning Further Performing Work Attacking Intellectual Property Rights Infringements and the Production and Sale of Fake and Inferior Products” (GF No. (2011)37), revolve around prominent problems of infringement and fakes, launch special campaigns, strengthen criminal judicial attack, establish and perfect long-term mechanisms, strengthen basic construction, strengthen propaganda and guidance, and guarantee work efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »

A Brief Explanation concerning the “Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China” (Revision Draft)

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At the end of March, the National Copyright Administration published a draft for the upcoming revision of the Copyright Law. It also issued an accompanying explanation as to which changes were made in the Copyright Law and why. Mainly, these changes are to be found in consolidating the copyright law regime, by including a number of provisions which were present only in administrative regulations; bringing the law in line with the WIPO treaties to which China acceded in 2007; instituting new requirements on copyright-related contract registration; and expanding the role of collective copyright management organizations. Also, the draft provides a safe haven for technological network service providers.

I, The basic situation of our country’s copyright law

The basic framework of our country’s copyright legal system is composed of laws, administrative regulations, local regulations, departmental rules, local government rules, normative documents, judicial interpretation, as well as corresponding international treaties, etc. After 20 years of efforts, our country has shaped a relatively complete copyright law system. Read the rest of this entry »

Press and Publications Sector “12th Five-Year Plan” Period Development Plan

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The “12th Five-Year Plan” period is a key period in completely constructing a relatively well-off society, and is an important period in deepening press and publications structural reform and accelerating the transformation of development methods. In order to realize that the press and publications sector develops both well and quickly, promote our country to stride forward in becoming a strong press and publications country, according to the “Outline of the 12th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development of the People’s Republic of China” and the “State ’12th Five-Year Plan’ Period Cultural Structural Reform and Development Planning Outline”, this Plan is formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice Concerning Printing and Issuing the “Copyright Work Plan in the ’12th Five-Year Plan’ Period”

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GBF No. (2011)5

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal copyright bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Copyright Bureau, Liberation Army General Political Department Propaganda Department Copyright Bureau, all provincial-level administrative cultural market law enforcement teams, the China Copyright Association, the China Copyright Protection Centre, all collective copyright management organizations, all work units and social organizations related to copyright:

The “12th Five-Year Plan” Period is a key period in completely constructing a relatively well-off society, and is an important period in accelerating the development of copyright work revolving around “scientific development at the core, accelerating the transformation of economic development methods as main line”. According to the “Outline of the 12th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development of the People’s Republic of China” and the National Intellectual Property Rights Strategy Outline”, and integrating the copyright work reality, the National Copyright Administration formulated the “Copyright Work Plan in the ’12th Five-Year Plan’ Period” (hereafter simply named Plan), and has determined the development objectives, main tasks and strategic objectives of the following five years of our country’s copyright work, and these are hereby printed and issued. Read the rest of this entry »

State Council Decision concerning Revising the “Publishing Management Regulations”

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State Council of the People’s Republic of China Decree

No. 594

The “State Council Decision concerning Revising the ‘Publishing Management Regulations'” were passed on the 147th Council meeting of the State Council on 16 March 2011, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on the day of promulgation.

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Publishing Management Rules

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(Promulgated on 25 December 2001 as Decree No. 343 of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, revised according to the “State Council Decision concerning Revising the ‘Publishing Management Regulations'”)

Chapter I: General provisions

Article 1: In order to strengthen publishing activity management, make Socialist publishing industries and printing work units with Chinese characteristics develop and flourish, guarantee that citizens can exert their rights to freedom of publishing according to the law, stimulate the construction of a Socialist spiritual civilization and material civilization, according to the Constitution, these Regulations are formulated.

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Opinions Concerning Some Questions of Applicable Law in Criminal Intellectual Property Law Infringement Cases

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In order to resolve new circumstances and new problems that have been met by public security organs, people’s procuratorates and people’s courts in handling criminal intellectual property rights infringement cases in recent years, punish criminal intellectual property rights infringement activities according to the law, protect socialist market economy order, according to the provisions of the Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and relevant judicial interpretations, integrating investigation, litigation and trial practice, these Opinions are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice Concerning Printing and Distributing the Campaign Plan for Attacking Intellectual Property Rights Infringement and Production and Sale of Fake and Inferior Products

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SCS No. (2010)50

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Governments, all State Council ministries and commissions, all directly subordinate work units: Read the rest of this entry »

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:

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Guidelines for Internet Cafe Network Cultural Content Product Business Qualification Application and Product Filing

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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. [2009]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. Read the rest of this entry »

Some Opinions Concerning Stimulating Our Country’s Audiovisual Industry’s Healthy and Orderly Growth

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GAPP No. 2009(5)

All relevant central and national  ministry and commission, all democratic party, all civic organization press and publication controlling authorities, all provincial,  autonomous region, municipal Press and Publication Bureaus, Xinjiang Production Contraction Corps Press and Publication Bureau, Liberation Army General Political Department and Propaganda Department Press and Publication Bureau, China Publishing Group Company:

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Notice Concerning Launch of a Cultural Market Centralized Discipline Operation

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CMC No. (2009)1143

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal culture offices (bureaus), Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Culture Bureau, Beijing Municipality, Shanghai Municipality, Chongqing Municipality and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Culture Market Administrative Law Enforcement Units:

This year, the New China has been established for 60 years, there are many major activities, and higher demands are raised on cultural market management work. At present, the cultural publications containing content prohibited by relevant State laws and regulations (hereafter named prohibited content) on the market have somewhat increased, the phenomenon of urban, suburb and countryside Internet cafes allowing minors unlawfully is relatively grave, illegal electronic games, cartoons, network games business activities are relatively exceptional, and gravely disorder cultural market procedures, and influence social harmony and stability. In order to realistically rectify and standardize cultural market order, to create a harmonious and stable social cultural environment for the 60 years of New China’s establishment, the Ministry of Culture has decided to launce a centralized discipline operation in the entire country from 1 July until 31 October. Now, relevant matters are notified as follows:

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Provisions on the Main Duties, Internal Organization and Personnel Allotment of the General Administration of Press and Publication (National Copyright Administration)

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SCS No. (2008)90

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Governments, all State Council ministries and commissions, all directly subordinate organs:

The “Provisions on the Main Duties, Internal Organization and Personnel Allotment of the General Administration of Press and Publication (National Copyright Administration)” were already approved by the State Council, and are hereby printed and distributed.

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Notice concerning Strengthening Governance over Peddlers and Street Stalls Selling Pirated and Illegal Products and Unlicensed Operations and Activities

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” work leading small group offices, public security offices (bureaus), construction offices (committees), cultural offices (bureaus), press and publications bureaus, industry and commerce bureau, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Public Security Bureaus: Read the rest of this entry »

Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television

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Notice on Issuing the “Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television”

In order to implement the spirit of the 16th Party Congress and the CCP Central Committee and State Council “Some Opinions concerning Further Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction”, integrate the reality of radio, film and television work, and completely raise the ideological and moral quality of minors, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has formulated the “Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television”. Read the rest of this entry »

Ministry of Construction Notice Concerning Conducting “Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign” Deployment Work

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CSC No. (2006)51

All provincial and autonomous region construction offices, municipal construction committees, municipal administration management committees, municipal appearance committees:

According to the requirements of the “Notice Concerning Launching a Concentrated Campaign Attacking Pirated Audiovisual Products and Computer Software” of the national “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” work small group office and ten other entities (SHDFO Joint no. (2006)26), as well as the spirit of the “2006 Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign Teleconference”, in order to standardize publications market order, expand intellectual property rights protection strength, from 15 July 2006 until 25 October, a concentrated campaign of a period of one hundred days to attack pirated audiovisual and computer software products (hereafter simply named “Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign”) is launched nationwide. According to the uniform arrangements of the national “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” work small group office, all localities’ law enforcement entities such as administrative construction management entities, all cities’ city construction supervision, city management supervision, comprehensive administrative city law enforcement, etc. (hereafter named city management law enforcement entities) launch the “Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign” are hereby notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »