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SPP Releases Typical Cases of Copyright Infringement Crimes

Wed, 12 Jun 2024
Categories: China Legal Trends

In January 2024, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) released typical cases of copyright infringement crimes.

The batch of six typical cases covers a wide range, from traditional fields such as audio-visual works and books to cultural creative industries like assembled toys and script-based murder games.

For instance, in Case No. 5 involving Hao’s copyright infringement of a new business model called “script-based murder games”, the procuratorate facilitated a compensation settlement through mediation. They also utilized procuratorial suggestions and organized courtroom observations to advocate for intellectual property protection, thus promoting copyright dispute resolution in the “script-based murder games” industry.

According to the SPP, from January to November 2023, procuratorates nationwide received and prosecuted over 2,500 individuals for copyright infringement crimes, an increase of 1.7 times over the previous year, demonstrating the continuous intensification of the fight against copyright infringement crimes.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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