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Copyright Administrative Protection

Copyright Administrative Protection

    China’s legal system consists of criminal, civil and administrative procedures. Copyright management administration is Copyright Administration of China (CAC) who can determine copyright infringement disputes on the application of the concerned parties.

    If the infringement is found, the local CAC offices have rights by application to order the infringer to stop manufacturing and/or distributing the infringing products while impose a fine. No damages will be awarded by this action.

    The administrative copyright enforcement system is quick and relatively efficient. It works best for identical and high similarity works. It either can be a mean of collecting evidences for further litigation claim seeking injunctions and compensations.