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06/10/14
New Draft of PRC Copyright Law Open for Public Commenting
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Posted by: @ 1:28 pm

On June 6, the Legislative Affairs Office of the PRC State Council published a new draft of the Copyright Law for public commenting. The draft law is available at:

http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/cazjgg/201406/20140600396188.shtml

According to various reports, the major changes will include, among other things:

–Consolidating the current 17 protected rights into 13 rights
–Increased penalties for infringing acts
–applied artistic work will be protected for 25 years

Deadline for comment submission is July 5, 2014

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