A national anti-piracy union has been set up to fight rampant copyright infringements on the internet. The Internet Copyright Union, headed by government officials and internet company executives, was launched on Friday in Beijing, the Internet Society of China announced on its website. The new union will be co-directed by officials from the society and the National Copyright Administration, and executives from Kingsoft and the Shanghai Stock Exchange Infonet. Members of the union include Rolling Stone China, China Telecom, Super Star Digital Library and internet portal Sina.com - in total, more than 20 internet service providers and content providers. The union was launched two days after the copyright administration announced it would sign the World Copyright Treaty and draft new regulations protecting copyright on the internet. Amid widespread concerns about protecting online copyright, two members of the union, Sina.com and Sohu.com, sued each other over violations in 2002 and 2003, with Sina.com emerging the victor.