China Launches Copyright Monitor System For Music And Video
IP monitoring and warning system to supervise major video and music portals, in order to protect music and music video from online copyright infringement
On June 25, the National Copyright Administration Of The People's Republic Of China (NCAC) announced that it will launch an IP monitoring and warning system to supervise major video and music portals, in order to protect music, music video, TV drama and literature from online copyright infringement.
Since 2011, NCAC started monitoring the copyright situation of Chinese major internet portals in cooperation with the State Internet Information Office of the People's Republic of China, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China. For the passe two years, copyright departments of all local governments extended the scale of their supervision to 3,029 websites in China, including the nineteen biggest video sites including Baidu, Youku, Tudou, iQIY, QQ.com, Sohu, Sina and Xunlei which were supervised by NCAC directly.
These video sites have to submit the legal authorizations for the top 50 videos on their sites. They are obligated to delete video content with no legal authorizations or the authorization has expired, or incur an administrative investigation NCAC which can levy penalties.
In addition, NCAC has recently paid greater attention to music piracy on the internet. In 2013, music website have also been added to the list of monitored sites, including Xiami, Kugo, Duomi and Kuwo.
NCAC built the monitoring & warning system to protect the most popular works, which are more likely to be infringed. Once a copyright work is put on the list, its basic information will be published on NCAC's website and disseminated to supervised video and music website.
The next step for NCAC will be to extend the scale of its copyright monitor system to all internet service providers in order to comprehensively deal with copyright infringement.