China Enacts New Film Promotion Law

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China’s long-awaited Film Promotion Law was enacted by the Standing Committee of the PRC National People’s Congress on November 7, 2016 and is set to take effect on March 1, 2017. Read More

Protecting Copyright Online in China: Regulation of the Cloud

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This is the third in our series on online copyright takedowns. In the first part, we provided a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures. These regulations enable enforcement of the “right of communication through an information network” as it applies to sound recordings and audiovisual recordings. In the second, we looked Read More

Protecting Copyright Online in China: Searching, Linking, or Storing?

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This is the second in a series of posts about China’s system for the takedown of copyright subject matter stored or posted online without the copyright owner’s approval. In our first post, we provided a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures. These regulations enable enforcement of the “right of communication through an Read More

Protecting Copyright Online in China: Takedown Regulations

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China has a pretty good system for taking down copyrighted subject matter illegally stored or posted online without the approval of the copyright owner. This is the first in a series of posts looking at online takedowns. In this post we provide a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures for copyrighted Read More

China’s Film Industry Promotion Law: The New Draft

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China’s National People’s Congress issued a draft of the Film Industry Promotion Law for public comment on November 6, 2015. The law is to apply to “film activities” such as film development, production, distribution and release within the PRC. The published annotations indicate the law is intended to simplify the regulation of screenplays, film productions and Read More

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