What are the Difficulties in the Online Copyright Enforcement in China?

(By You Yunting) Within the World Intellectual Property Day approaching, Zhihu.com invited me to answer some questions about the popularization of intellectual property rights with the first one below regarding what the difficulties are in the online copyright enforcement in China.

The Copyright Law aims to protect many types of works, including cinematographic works, television, written works, works of fine arts and graphic works. However, there are different kinds of infringement. When referring to whether relates to Internet, it can distinguish into online infringement and offline infringement. When referring to the infringement methods, it may include unauthorized reproduction and personate plagiarism. When talking about infringing any specific rights, it may discuss the right of modification, the right of integrity and so on. Now that I think about it, I’d like to narrow it down to a topic regarding what difficulties are in the online copyright enforcement China.

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Comments and Analysis on Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

By Zhan Yi

On 26th June, the acceded countries at the diplomatic conference of WIPO signed the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (the “Treaty”); the Treaty first established the overall protection system of performers’ rights concerning audiovisual works around the world.  The Treaty has covered more than 40 countries; with China being one of them. This essay is to analyze the effect on the audiovisual industry from the new Treaty, as well as the latest copyright law revisions in China.

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