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Protect intellectual property rights of Chinese characters

By Zhang Yongheng (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

08:02, May 02, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

On April 23, the Chinese Character Style Association and relevant companies held a conference in Beijing, calling for modifying relevant articles of the Copyright Law (draft) in order to get computer typefaces and Chinese character styles protected by the law. The proposal has led to a lot of discussions among insiders of the industry. A deputy inspector of the Department of Laws and Regulations under the General Administration of Press and Publication of China Gao Si attended the conference and listened to the suggestions.

Industry of Chinese character styles is facing dangers?

As the intellectual property right is playing a more important role in the international economic competition, the industry of Chinese character styles has also realized the importance of protecting intellectual property rights.

People usually do not know the differences of the three concepts of the Chinese character, Chinese character style and computer typeface and generally believe that the Chinese character style is a public property invented and left over by our ancestors. The public also does not know much about the operation mode of the industry of Chinese character styles.

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