China Releases Draft Amended Copyright Law With Punitive Damages and DRM Articles

The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China has recently released Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China for comment.  Of particular is the availability of punitive damages of up to five times actual damages. The draft also includes provisions for DRM.  Renumbered articles 47 – 50 authorize the use of DRM for copyrighted materials and prohibits other from circumventing DRM or providing others with the tools to do so.

Source: China Releases Draft Amended Copyright Law With Punitive Damages and Digital Rights Management Articles

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