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Copyright protection

Copyright protection

    We briefly introduce three routes for copyright protection in China as below,

    Administrative protection --- Clients who found infringement on its copyright can apply to copyright administration department authorities for copyright protection by requesting for investigation. The copyright administration department has rights to order the infringer to cease the infringement, confiscate the illegal gains, confiscate and destroy the reproductions and impose a fine. If the infringement is serious, the department may also confiscate the production equipments.

    Criminal protection --- If the infringement meets a criminal threshold, the rights holder can directly report to the public security authorities.

    Civil court protection --- Clients can also resort to civil court solution. The infringers shall bear the civil liabilities, ceasing the infringement, eliminating the negative influences, making a public apology, monetary compensation, etc.