On­line stream­ing plat­forms urged to fol­low copy­right law

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - By YANG WANLI yang­wanli@chi­nadaily.com.cn

The Na­tional Copy­right Ad­min­is­tra­tion sum­moned 15 ma­jor on­line video stream­ing and re­lated me­dia com­pa­nies on Fri­day, ask­ing them to strengthen reg­u­la­tions and en­hance their aware­ness of copy­right pro­tec­tion.

Those 15 com­pa­nies in­clude one of the coun­try’s most pop­u­lar video plat­forms, Bili­bili, video stream­ing site Douyin, and Ten­cent-backed live-video stream­ing startup Kuaishou.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion asked those plat­forms to shoul­der their re­spon­si­bil­ity to respect the Copy­right Law. Unau­tho­rized con­tent, in­clud­ing pic­tures, mu­sic, lit­er­ary works, video and au­dio prod­ucts, should not be posted on­line.

Those plat­forms and com­pa­nies are re­quired to build a com­plaint mech­a­nism that can re­spond quickly to re­ports of il­le­gal con­tent.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion also asked the plat­forms to build a preven­tion sys­tem to stop il­le­gal up­loads of unau­tho­rized con­tent, and any­one re­ceiv­ing mul­ti­ple com­plaints should be black­listed by the plat­form.

The an­nounce­ment also em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of joint ef­forts from the pub­lic, call­ing for stronger pub­lic aware­ness of on­line copy­right pro­tec­tion.

“All peo­ple should shoul­der the re­spon­si­bil­ity to re­port the il­le­gal ac­tions and co­op­er­ate with law en­force­ment de­part­ments,” it said. “Se­vere cases that break the Copy­right Law will be trans­ferred to the pub­lic se­cu­rity depart­ment.”

In July, sev­eral de­part­ments jointly launched a spe­cial ac­tion code-named “2018 Sword Net Ac­tion”, tar­get­ing il­le­gal, unau­tho­rized dis­sem­i­na­tion of lit­er­a­ture, news, and au­dio and vis­ual works on the in­ter­net.

Apart from pro­mot­ing strict reg­u­la­tion of copy­right pro­tec­tion for on­line video stream­ing plat­forms, the ac­tion will also crack down on other il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties re­lated to on­line anime prod­ucts, video and au­dio ed­u­ca­tion prod­ucts.

The “Sword Net Ac­tion”, a nationwide cam­paign against on­line copy­right in­fringe­ment, is now in its 18th year.

This year’s ac­tion is di­rected by the Na­tional Copy­right Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China in con­junc­tion with the Cy­berspace Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China, Min­istry of In­dus­try and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, and Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity, and is im­ple­mented by var­i­ous copy­right, in­ter­net in­for­ma­tion man­age­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and pub­lic se­cu­rity au­thor­i­ties across the coun­try.

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