Yan Xiaohong, a deputy director from the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), has disclosed that the discussions for China's entry into the World Copyright Treaty (WCT) has been completed and now NCAC must wait for a decision.

Yan says that it is a key task right now for NCAC to ensure the effective implementation of the Information Network Transmission Right Protection Rule, which was released on May 29.

He also said that the rapid development of Internet services in China has constituted a challenge to the protection of copyright of traditional publications.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Public Securities, Chinese police have identified 6700 criminal cases concerned with copyrights from 2000 to 2005 and confiscated 457 million disks and bootleg printed books.

WCT should be able to release its decision in a few weeks.

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