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Self-disciplinary Convention on the Network Copyright on the Internet of China

Updated: Mar 27, 2019 isc.org.cn Print

Article 1 This convention is formulated in order to maintain the network copyright, regulate the acts of practitioners on the internet, promote the exploitation and utilization of network information resources and promote the development of internet information industry.

Article 2 The members to this convention shall seriously study and voluntarily observe the copyright laws and regulations concerning the internet, strengthen the copyright protection consciousness, energetically carry forward the excellent cultural traditions of the Chinese nation and the moral code of socialist spiritual civilization, and actively promote the occupational moral construction.

Article 3 The members to this convention shall strengthen the communication and cooperation, jointly study and discuss the internet copyright protection measures of our country, and present the relevant policy-related suggestions and legislation suggestions.

Article 4 The members to this convention shall actively take effective technical measures and administrative measures to protect the rights of obligee.

Article 5 The members to this convention shall encourage, support and protect the lawful, fair and orderly competition, and fight against the unfair competition.

Article 6 The members to this convention shall voluntarily subject themselves to the supervision and criticism of the general public, and shall jointly resist and rectify the malpractices in the industry.

Article 7 The network copyright alliance of the internet society of china (hereinafter referred to as the alliance) shall be the executive body of this convention, and shall be responsible for organizing the publicity and implementation of this convention.

Article 8 The alliance shall be responsible for organizing the members to this convention to study the laws, regulations and policies relating to the network copyright administration and organizing the communication of industrial information relating to the network copyright, and shall represent the members to this convention to communicate with the competent department of the government, reflect their wills and requests, practically maintain their justifiable rights and interests, actively promote and implement the self-discipline of the internet industry, and shall supervise, urge and inspect the members to obey this convention.

Article 9 In case a member to this convention violates this convention, any entity or individual has the right to report it to the alliance, which should investigate it and publicize the investigation conclusion to all the members. in case any member to this convention violates this convention and causes unfavorable influences upon verification, the alliance shall give an internal circulation of criticism or cancel his membership upon the strength of different circumstances.

Article 10 All the members to this convention have the right to supervise the legality and justness of the alliance's implementation of this convention, and have the right to report to the competent department in charge of the alliance if the alliance or any of its functionaries violates this convention or the relevant working rules.

Article 11 The alliance shall establish a secretariat, which should accept “notices” and “counter-notices” according to the authorization of the members to this convention, and the specific measures thereof shall be separately formulated.

Article 12 The alliance shall establish a mediation center of network copyright disputes to be responsible for the mediation of network copyright disputes between the members to this convention, and the specific measures thereof shall be separately formulated.

Article 13 The alliance shall design and apply for a uniform mark for this convention, and formulate specific measures for the use. the members to this convention have the right to use the uniform mark of this convention according to the measures for the use.

Article 14 Any internet service provider or network service provider that is willing to be subject to this convention may apply for joining this convention. any member to this convention may drop out of this convention and shall notify the executive body of this convention of this. the executive body of this convention shall regularly publicize the name list of members that join or drop out of this convention.

Article 15 This convention shall be publicized to the general public by the network copyright alliance of the internet society of china, and shall accept the contracting as of the day of promulgation. and this convention shall come into force when there are twenty contracting members.

Article 16 After taking effect, this convention may be altered if it is proposed by the executive body of this convention or 1/10 of the members to this convention and is approved by 2/3 or more of the members to this convention.

Article 17 The power to interpret this convention shall remain with the network copyright alliance of the internet society of china.

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