Soft­ware copy­right reg­is­tra­tions soar

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

China re­ceived more than 400,000 new soft­ware copy­right reg­is­tra­tions in 2016, a year-on-year in­crease of 39.48 per­cent, ac­cord­ing to a re­port. Eastern re­gions ac­counted for 80 per­cent of the to­tal reg­is­tra­tions in 2016, while west­ern ar­eas saw the fastest in­crease of 43.68 per­cent year-on-year, said the re­port is­sued by the Copy­right Pro­tec­tion Cen­ter of China. The num­ber of soft­ware copy­right reg­is­tra­tions in Guang­dong prov­ince over­took those reg­is­tered in Bei­jing, reach­ing first place na­tion­ally, the re­port said. Reg­is­tra­tions for fi­nan­cial soft­ware in 2016 in­creased by 100.53 per­cent while reg­is­tra­tions for games, ed­u­ca­tion, medicine and cloud com­put­ing soft­ware saw growth of more than 40 per­cent year-on-year, said the re­port. China be­gan to reg­is­ter soft­ware copy­rights in 1992 in a bid to pro­tect the rights of soft­ware own­ers.

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