China Law & Practice

Follow us:


China Law & Practice


CLP_editorial profile

Guangzhou gov launches own taxi app after Uber shutdown

May 26 2015 09:55 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
CLP_editorial profile

NDRC releases list of PPP projects totaling $318b in railways, hospitals etc

May 26 2015 09:52 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
CLP_editorial profile

5 things to know about Alibaba counterfeit lawsuit: Alibaba says Kering has no grounds to sue:

May 19 2015 01:47 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite

Change font size: Switch to default font size Switch to medium font size Switch to large font size

The Supreme People's Court's Take on Copyright Liabilities for ISPs

The Supreme People's Court has given some opinions on liability for infringement in cyberspace, and the responsibility that internet service providers bear in transmitting infringing content.

Date: 01 April 2004

Keywords (click to search): cybercrime copyright infringement anti-piracy internet ISP internet service providers liability of publishers online copyright infringement ISP copyright liabilities

By Ju Deng Los Angeles, California

China has seen exponential growth in the number of internet users and service providers over the past decade. As of December 31 2003, there were 79.5 million internet users (with 17.4 million users accessing the internet via broadband), which constituted an increase of 34.5% from 2002. At the same time, the number of URLs increased at an unprecedented rate. An increase of 60.3% in website addresses from 2002 brought the number to 596,000 by the end of 2003.1

Advances in technology and its applications in business often point up the shortcomings in the regulatory and legal environments. In cyberspace where the barriers to infringement are few, copyright ownership is one of the most frequently discussed issues in China. So much so that anti-piracy campaigns have set the tone for copyright law developments in the internet sphere. Pending the...

Register with China Law & Practice to unlock our premium content for the next 14 days.

**Full text translations are only available for individual purchase or as part of a subscription.