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Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China (2001)

( Adopted at the Fifteenth Session of the Standing Committee of
the Seventh National People's Congress on 7 September 1990, and
revised in accordance with the Decision on the Amendment of
the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China adopted at the 24th Session of
the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People's Congress on 27 October 2001 )

Supplementary Provisions

Article 56.   For the purposes of this Law, the terms "zhuzuoquan"2 is "banquan"2.

Article 57.   "publication" referred to in Article 2 of this Law means the reproduction and distribution of a work.

Article 58.   Regulations for the protection of computer software and the right of communication of information on network shall be established separately by the State Council.

Article 59.   The rights of copyright owners, publishers, performers, producers of sound recordings and video recordings, radio stations and television' stations as provided for in this Law, of which the term of protection specified in this Law has not yet expired on the date of this Law's entry into force, shall be protected in accordance with this Law.

Any infringements of copyright and the copyright-related rights or breaches of contract committed prior to the entry into force of this Law shall be dealt with under the relevant regulations or policies in force at the time when the act was committed.

Article 60.   State personnel responsible for trademark registration, administration, and review shall be impartial in implementing the law, incorruptible and self-disciplined, and devoted to their duty, and shall provide civilized services.

State personnel in the Trademark Office and the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and other personnel responsible for trademark registration, administration and review shall not be involved in trademark agency services or in the production or trading of goods.

Article 61.   This Law shall enter into force on June 1, l99l.

1 Quyi refers to such traditional art forms as ballad singing, story telling, comic dialogues, clapper talks and cross talks.

2 Zhuzuoquan corresponds to "author's right", but literally translated as "right in a work"; "banquan" is the literal translation of "copyright".