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China Issues Key Protection List of Copyrighted Films

China's National Copyright Administration (NCAC) has released the second key protection list of copyrighted films for 2019, requiring online service operators to provide better protection.

The new list has five films, including American Oscar-winning film Green Book and Walt Disney Pictures' superhero film Captain Marvel.

To protect these key productions from copyright infringement, the NCAC required related online content providers not to broadcast them during their screening in movie theaters and ordered online storage servers to ban any user from uploading them.

Search engines, e-commerce platforms and app stores were asked to adopt stricter measures to deal with violation reports from relevant right holders.

Copyright authorities at all levels were also told to enhance supervision and punish any unauthorized spreading of the listed works in a rigorous and timely manner, the report quoted the administration as saying.

The NCAC released the first key protection list of films in February, which included eight films screened during the Spring Festival holiday.

Source: China Daily

Updated: March 8, 2019