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Government Cracks Down on Online Video Content

Beijing Times, 6/13/08

The National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the Ministry of Industry and Information (MII) have launched a crackdown on online copyright infringement between June 12 and October 15, specifically targeting illegal broadcasting of Olympic content and online video sites. Individuals or businesses found to have recorded and uploaded broadcasts of Olympic events, whether for profit or not, will be liable for fines of up to RMB 100,000.

The initiative will also include copyright checks on the content of large portals and dedicated music, movie, software, book and games sites.

Keywords: regulation content copyright government Internet MII Ministry of Public Security National Copyright Administration online video IPR infringement Olympics

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