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China-UK Copyright Seminar Held in Suzhou to Push forward International Copyright Exchanges and Cooperation

China-UK Copyright Seminar

China-UK Intergovernmental Meeting on Copyright

The China-UK Copyright Seminar, organized by the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) and the British Embassy Beijing, took place in Suzhou on July 1. The seminar highlighted international copyright exchanges and cooperation under new circumstances, and reviewed the measures and experience of both sides in online copyright protection and copyright industry development. Over 100 representatives from Chinese and British copyright authorities, relevant international organizations, copyright collective management organizations, academic communities and copyright industry were present.

The annual China-UK Intergovernmental Meeting on Copyright was held along with the seminar. It is learned that NCAC and UK IPO signed the Memorandum of Understanding on China-UK Copyright Strategic Cooperation in 2010, and since then China and the UK have maintained close ties and good relations in the area of copyright, with NCAC and UK IPO gradually deepening their bilateral copyright exchanges and cooperation. China-UK Copyright Seminar, six sessions of which have been organized by now, has turned into an important platform for bilateral copyright exchanges. This session was moderated by Ms. Zhao Xiuling, Deputy Director General of Copyright Department, NCAC. Mr. Li Zhenqiang, Deputy Director General of Copyright Administration of Jiangsu Province, was also present and delivered a speech.