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China Founds A/V IPR Management Association

The Beijing News, 5/29/08

The China Audio-Video Copyright Association (CAVCA) was established in Beijing yesterday with the approval of the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC). The new body will manage rights for audiovisual programming including performance rights, projection rights, display rights, rental rights, data network transmission rights, copying and redistribution rights, as well as related rights. With the authorization of rights-holders, the Association will levy usage fees against management venues, radio and television stations, websites and other entities, and take legal measures to fight piracy.

The Association will also promote revisions to laws protecting the rights associated with works. Previously the China Audio-Video Association (CAVA) had begun the work of levying usage fees for karaoke rights; that effort, and all related documentation, will be transferred to the new CAVCA. More than 80 record labels have joined the Association to date.

Keywords: China Audio-Video Copyright Association Internet wireless China Audio-Video Association record label music copyright hardware IPR karaoke National Copyright Administration software television

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