Since the establishment of the National Copyright Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NCAC), in the past three decades and especially since the enactment of Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China more than 20 years ago,China’s copyright administration starts from scratch, constantly makes progress, and achieves remarkable achievements.
China establishes a copyright law system which is tailored to China’s national conditions and aligned with international rules, sets up copyright-related legal remedy system with the Chinese characteristics with equal emphasis on both justice and administration, and makes significant achievements in cracking down on various kinds of infringement and piracy. Copyright-related industries are in full swing. Public and social service framework for copyright is basically established. The international cooperation and exchange of copyright are constantly strengthened. Copyright awareness of the public is remarkably enhanced. Copyright law system plays an increasingly important role in building an innovation-oriented country. Copyright awareness of the citizens is obviously strengthened.
On June 5, 2008, the State Council set forth Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy, which not only proves that the Chinese Government emphasizes the intellectual property protection as a basic national strategy, but also further highlights important roles and functions of intellectual property system (including copyright) in China’s future development. On December 18, 2015, the State Council issued Several Opinions on Accelerating Construction of a Country with Powerful Intellectual Property under the New Situations, which not only further deepens the intellectual property strategy, but also provides new and powerful guidance and support for the copyright undertaking.
Regulations for the Implementation of the Copyright Law of PRC
It was promulgated on May 31, 1991 and came into effect on June 1, 1991. In 2002, the State Council promulgated revised version, which came into effect on September 15, 2002, with a ...