Beijing
27 February 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon
China surpasses two million copyright registrations
China has surpassed two million copyright registrations in 2016, according to the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC).

The figure broke NCAC’s 2015 benchmark of 1.6 million registrations with an increase of 22.33 percent.

Just under 1.6 million registrations in 2016 were related to publications, such as literary works and photographs.

Some 407,774 registrations were related to software, according to NCAC.

Xiaoming Liu, partner at Chofn Intellectual Property, said the numbers reflect “an all-round development of IP protection in China … as the under-developed areas are catching up”.

“The report mentioned that the fastest growth areas are the relatively under-developed southwest and northwest part of China.”

Liu also identified the rapid growth in copyright for computer software, literary works, movies, TV and music as showing the “development of the cultural creativity industry, which was cultivated by many local governments in recent years”.

More Copyright news
The latest news from IPPro The Internet
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
Elsevier wins $15 million settlement
26 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Elsevier has received $15 million in damages in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Sci-Hub, the Library Genesis project and a number of other sites
Trio sentenced over piracy business
26 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Three men have received suspended prison sentences for illegally distributing copyrighted content, costing more than £2.5 million
Dancing Baby will be neither seen nor heard
21 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The US Supreme Court has denied certiorari in the infamous ‘Dancing Baby’ copyright infringement case
Deadpool uploader arrested
20 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
A man in California has been arrested on charges of criminal copyright infringement for allegedly uploading a copy of the Deadpool movie to Facebook
Netflix, Amazon and Disney help launch anti-piracy coalition
19 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Netflix, Amazon and Disney are among 30 companies involved in the launch of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment
Operation Creative causes 87 percent drop in infringing ad revenue
15 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The operation gives gambling operators access to an up-to-date list of copyright infringing sites through PIPCU’s Infringing Websites List
CJEU confirms The Pirate Bay does communicate to the public
15 June 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The Pirate Bay, as a P2P network that indexes infringing content, is engaging in communications to the public under the Copyright Directive