New changes to China’s Copyright Law were approved this week by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and will go into effect on June 1. Photo: Shutterstock New changes to China’s Copyright Law were approved this week by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and will go into effect on June 1. Photo: Shutterstock
New changes to China’s Copyright Law were approved this week by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and will go into effect on June 1. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s Copyright Law sees biggest amendment in two decades, and omits highly controversial clause

  • If the contentious provision had been included in the final version, a copyright owner could have been subject to a complaint for not sharing access to property
  • Amended article of Copyright Law says the exercising of rights by copyright holders ‘must not harm the public interest’ nor ‘affect normal communications of works’

Topic |   Intellectual property in China
New changes to China’s Copyright Law were approved this week by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and will go into effect on June 1. Photo: Shutterstock New changes to China’s Copyright Law were approved this week by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and will go into effect on June 1. Photo: Shutterstock
New changes to China’s Copyright Law were approved this week by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and will go into effect on June 1. Photo: Shutterstock
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