The Notice of NCAC on National Copyright Registration in 2017 released

Recently, the General Office of National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC)released the notification about the national copyright registration in 2017.

In 2017, the national copyright registration volume totaled 2,747,652, up 36.86% from the 2,007,698 in 2016, among which the works registration reached 2,001,966, computer and software copyright registration reached 745,387 and the copyright pledge registration stood at 299.

According to the statistics about works registration by Copyright Protection Center of China and copyright protection centers of 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government, the national works registration completed in 2017 increased 402,369 from the volume in 2016 (1599,597), at a growth rate of 25.15%.

According to the statistics about computer and software registration from Copyright Protection Center of China, the completed computer and software copyright registrations nationwide grew 82.79% year on year in 2017, which exceeded 700,000 registrations after the volume reached 400,000 in 2016.

According to the statistics about copyright pledge registration from Copyright Protection Center of China, the completed computer and software copyright pledge registrations reached 299 nationwide, down by 5.38% year on year; there were 269 contracts involved, down by 6.27% year on year; the works involved totaled 1,053, down by 1.03% year on year; the amount of primary liability reached 2.97448 billion yuan, down by 6.45% year on year; the guarantee amount reached 3.007982 billion yuan, down by 7.51% year on year.

(Source: NCAC website)