Alibaba hit with 50M yuan for infringing NetEase’s copyright

​ The Guangzhou Internet Court has ordered an Alibaba Group unit that developed the hit mobile game "Three Kingdoms Tactics" to pay NetEase Inc 50 million yuan ($7.2 million) in compensation over copyright infringement, according to a statement from NetEase.

Trial run of online software copyright registration in China starts from June 1

Trial run of online software copyright registration in China will start from June 1, according to a notice released by the Copyright Protection Center of China(CPCC) on May 25. From June 1, applicants don't need to submit or mail the registration application materials to CPCC.

China’s Computer Software Copyright Registrations Increases to 1.835 Million ​

A total of 1.835 million computer software copyrights were registered across China in 2022, above one million for the fifth consecutive year and making the total number of software registrations in the past decade rising to 10 million, according to the CPCC.

ByteDance's Douyin and Tencent reach video cooperation pact

According to news on Apr 7, Douyin, the Chinese counterpart of TikTok, and internet giant Tencent have reached video cooperation pact to explore the joint promotion of short and long videos. Douyin said in a statement it is now authorised to use Tencent Video content.

NCAC: added value of China's copyright industry in 2021 accounted for 7.41% of GDP ​

​ Recently, the Chinese Academy of Press and Publication has completed a research report on the economic contribution of China's copyright industry in 2021, according to the WeChat account of the National Copyright Administration of the PRC (NCAC).