China to set up piracy blacklist system

16:41, July 22, 2010      

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Under a new government policy, Web sites found to contain pirated content will be included on a blacklist, which will prevent them from operating or accessing services and they will be closely monitored, according to Beijing News reports on Thursday.

The National Copyright Administration, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology jointly announced a crackdown on Internet piracy on July 21. The move will last until the end of October.

Names of Web sites that violate piracy regulations will be posted at the Web site of the National Copyright Administration and sent to China's three major telecom operators.

This action aims to strengthen monitoring of auto, video and literature Web sites, online game, cartoon Web sites and Internet e-commerce platforms. It will crack down on illegal uploads and dissemination of others' works without permission and selling pirated audio, video and software products.

The move will also crack down on illegal broadcast of music, film, software and books related to Shanghai Expo and Guangzhou Asian Games.

Anyone who reports cases of infringement and piracy will get rewards between 1,000 yuan and 10,000 yuan.

By Liang Jun, People's Daily Online


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