Title: Regulating the right of information communication in China

Authors: Weiguang Wu

Addresses: School of Law, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Abstract: The Regulations on the Protection of the Right of Communication through Information Network in China provides the communication right for the copyright and related right holders. The fair uses and the statutory licenses, specifically for the limits of the communication right, are listed in the Regulation. The Regulation offers the safe harbour by imposing the ||notice and take down|| liability to the network intermediaries. Technological measures are also recognised in the Regulation with the statutory circumvention limits. The Regulation is undergoing the process of public consultation and is expected to take effect in 2006. The Regulation has taken into effect in July, 2006.

Keywords: right of communication; information networks; China; technological measures; copyright; fair uses; statutory licenses; regulations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2008.017853

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.1, pp.59 - 74

Available online: 19 Apr 2008

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