Key Disputable Issues regarding the Draft Amendments to China Copyright Law



Key Disputable Issues regarding the Draft Amendments to China Copyright Law by Jiao Hongbin of King & Wood Mallesons 

In late March, 2012, Chinese copyright regulators released major Draft Amendments to the PRC Copyright Law. The amendments, which encompass 8 chapters and 88 articles, have drawn hundreds of written public comments and more than a million online suggestions. This article summarizes some key debates regarding the Amendments, including concerns over the fairness and feasibility of a statutory licensing scheme that allows copyright use without permission in specified circumstances, requirements for indirect liability by Internet Service Providers, and the proper scope of copyright collective management organizations. The latest round of Draft Amendments, which unlike other major revisions to the PRC copyright laws has been initiated independently by the National Copyright Administration, seek to resolve a number of long-standing issues in copyright protection.

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