China Laws and Regulations Update in November 2020
1.CopyrightLaw of China (Revised)
Promulgated by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress
Promulgation date: 1 November 2020
Implementation date: 1 June 2021
Document number: No.62 Chinese President Order
Major clauses revised this time are as follows.
I.Changes of relevant wordings and new rules and measures to meet practical needs
Changing movies and works created in a similar way of making a film to “audiovisual works”; creating rules on recordation of works, making the public accessible to information about owners of rights in works; changing wordings relating to the broadcast right to adapt to new technologies for simultaneous online broadcast and use of works; clearly stating that as owners of neighboring rights radio and IV stations have the right to broadcast through information network in “signals containing programs” they broadcast; adding provisions on technical measures and right control information to solve problems in protecting them online and offline as a whole.