April 26th marks World Intellectual Property Day. China has been making a big push for innovation and creativity in its plans for development.
The National Copyright Administration has held a meeting on issues relating to the Internet. Delegates discussed the progress China has made, and the difficulties in dealing with online infringement. CCTV’s Tang Bo reports.
China looks at the future of Intellectual property protections on & offlineApril 26th marks World Intellectual Property Day. China has been making a big push for innovation and creativity in its plans for development.
According to government statistics, just a few days ahead of the meeting, more than 14 million pirated or illegal publications were destroyed across China.
In the first quarter this year, about 1.2 million pirated publications were seized nationwide.
In June 2015, The National Copyright Administration issued a notice for online music providers to shut down unauthorized music distribution services. As a result, over 2.2 million illegal songs were pulled from the music websites within two months.
China is still at the primary stage of intellectual property protection, especially in a rapidly changing digital content market. Efforts to fight infringement either online or offline have been made nationwide.
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