China: Draft Internet copyright regulations invite public feedback | ChinaDaily

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BEIJING – The public have been invited to give feedback on the newly drafted regulations aimed at defining what constitutes of an infringement of Internet copyright.
Internet users and network service providers will be held accountable for infringement of copyright if they provide accesses to literary, video and audio content via the web without being permitted by copyright holders, according to the draft regulations released by the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on Sunday.
Furthermore, the regulations explained how Internet users or companies should be defined as “providing access of content without permission,” referring to unauthorized uploads of this content for others to view, or download. Even providing links or search engine services that enable others to download this material without permission constitutes a breach of the regulations.

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