Law & Policy

China Audio & Video Copyright Collective Management Association Established

The China Audio and Video Copyright Collective Management Association, which has been brewing for about ten years, has been formally set up in Beijing to implement China's "Copyright Collective Management Rule".

Zhang Zhenhua, former president of China Radio International, has been elected as the president, and Wang Huapeng as vice president, secretary-general and legally responsible person for the association.

The association will manage audio and video program related issues such as the right of performance, right of broadcasting, right of leasing, right of Internet broadcasting and right of duplication and distribution. It will set to solve copyright problems related to the audio and video programs used by Karaoke sites, radio stations, TV stations and websites on behalf of the relevant obligees.

In addition, the association will take over the duty of collecting Karaoke copyright fees from the China Audio and Video Association and it is entitled to take civil, administrative and even criminal measures to eliminate copyright violators.

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