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China's copyright registrations soar in 2013

English.news.cn   2014-01-22 18:32:21

BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- More than 845,000 publications were registered in China for copyright protection in 2013, up about 23 percent year-on-year, official statistics showed on Wednesday.

A spokesman from the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) told a press conference that more than half of registrations were made in Beijing.

Yu Cike, director of the NCAC copyright management department, attributed the growth to increased awareness of copyright protection and the use of copyright as an important financing device.

Photographs accounted for more than half of registrations, and applications for software protection rose by about 18 percent in 2013, to more than 164,000.

Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang topped the list of growth regarding software, with applications growing by about 95 percent in Tibet. Enditem

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China nabs 60,000 copyright pirates in 2013

BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- As many as 59,222 people suspected of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement were seized by Chinese police in 2013, the Ministry of Public Security revealed on Tuesday.

They were involved in 55,180 cases with an estimated value of 173 billion yuan (about 28 billion U.S. dollars), ministry official Gao Feng told a press conference.  Full story

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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