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China: book copyright imports, exports up; millions of pirated books confiscated

A Chinese government report says the export and import of book copyrights in China has increased, and the country has cracked down on copyright infringement, reports Xinhua News.

The report by China’s publishing regulator, the State Administration of Press and Publication, says the country has exported 10,670 book copyrights in 2017, up 28% from 8328 in 2016 and China has imported 17,154 book copyrights, which is up 3% from 16,587 in the previous year.

Authorities cracked down on copyright infringement, confiscating around 5.5 million books and journals in 2017, among a total of 9.7 million publications. Authorities uncovered 4102 institutions involved in copyright infringement and other illicit acts, and 155 locations where pirated publications were produced.

The report also said in 2017 China exported 21.7 million copies of publications, which included books, newspapers and journals, and imported 32.6 million publications. Over 5.4 million copies of children’s books were exported in the same year.



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