China Shuts Down 3,908 Websites in Piracy Crackdown

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The National Copyright Administration has investigated 22,568 piracy cases nationwide in China by China’s copyright watchdog in the past five years and has deleted more than six million links to pirated publications during the period.

The crackdown was carried out for 13 consecutive years by the administration in cooperation with other departments, targeting online literature, music, videos, games, animation and software, as well as mobile apps, cloud storage and e-commerce platforms.

According to the report from the China copyright watchdog, 3,908 websites have been shut down in a crackdown on copyright infringement in the past five years.

Due to the consistent effort of the National Copyright Administration in China, it is being reported that online copyright infringement has been significantly curbed and the public’s awareness of copyright protection has increased remarkably.

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