State Council Legislative Affairs Office Releases NCA Draft of Copyright Law for Public Comment

On June 6, the State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO) released the entire draft and explanation  of the copyright law revision that had previously been submitted by the  National Copyright Administration (NCA) to the SCLAO for public comment.

This presumably is the draft that had been submitted to the SCLAO in late 2012, although no public comment period was offered for this revision at that time.

After State Council review and draft it has cleared will of course need to be submitted to the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress for its consideration.

The immediately prior draft had received over 1800 comments when NCA made it available for public comment.   See: https://chinaipr.com/2012/04/03/nca-releases-draft-of-proposed-amendments-to-the-copyright-law-for-comment/; https://chinaipr.com/2012/06/10/who-is-commenting-on-the-copyright-law-revisions/).

Overall, this is likely a welcome effort to move along what some had perceived as a stalled drafting effort.

Comments on this draft are due at the State Council by July 5, 2014.  The weblink for the draft and explanation of the draft is: http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/cazjgg/201406/20140600396188.shtml.

 

 

Putting It Together: Some English Language Resources on Copyright Developments

The following are some English language reference materials for those who are closely following Chinese copyright developments, which can also be useful for those attending Fordham’s conference on July 25. Continue reading