New move to protect film copyright
In China’s effort to fight film piracy, Internet cafes, long-distance buses and other distributors will be charged for screening Chinese movies, starting next year.
But the copyright protection move has yet to include overseas movies which have had their copyright infringed.
The National Copyright Administration released two regulations on Thursday, detailing the collection of copyright royalties for movies provided on the Internet, flights and public transport.
Chinese Internet users, aged between 18 and 35, download an average of 31.1 movies annually, most of them pirated, according to the CFCA.