China News Service, February 14th. On the 14th, Tang Zhaozhi, deputy director of the Copyright Administration of the Central Propaganda Department, introduced at a special conference on comprehensively strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights in the Winter Olympics. In the case of the Olympic mascots Bing Dun Dun and Xue Rongrong dolls, the suspect Ren Mou was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 40,000 yuan, becoming the first criminal case in China infringing the copyright of the Beijing Winter Olympics mascot image.

  Tang Zhaozhi said that the National Copyright Administration carried out the copyright protection work of the Winter Olympics in strict accordance with the provisions of my country's Copyright Law and the relevant copyright rules of the International Olympic Committee, and paid more attention to moving forward. Various forms such as announcements, self-discipline conventions, etc., can prevent problems before they occur.

  He pointed out that now the Winter Olympics are over halfway through, and judging from the network monitoring data, the protection work has basically achieved the expected results.

As of 0:00 on February 12, 27 major video, social, live broadcast and search engine platforms, including Youku, iQiyi, Tencent Video, Sina Weibo, Station B, Douyin, and Baidu, have received notifications from various rights holders. Afterwards, 32,376 infringing links related to the Winter Olympics were deleted; according to the requirements of the Winter Olympics Anti-Piracy Working Group composed of 6 departments including the National Copyright Administration, 227,452 infringing links related to the Winter Olympics were actively deleted through self-examination; 3,363 accounts of various types were handled according to the content and other circumstances.

On this basis, 39 overseas illegal websites were closed, and 52 domestic websites (APPs) suspected of illegally distributing content related to the Winter Olympics were dealt with in accordance with the law.

  At the same time, the National Copyright Administration has also strengthened the investigation and punishment of traditional infringement and piracy.

Recently, Beijing quickly investigated, prosecuted, and sentenced a case of manufacturing and selling pirated Winter Olympic mascots Bing Dun Dun and Xuerong Rong dolls. The criminal suspect Ren was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 40,000 yuan, becoming a national The first criminal case of infringing the copyright of the Beijing Winter Olympics mascot image.

  At present, many members of the public and the media are very concerned about the copyright issues related to the Winter Olympics mascots Bing Dun Dun and Xu Rong Rong, hoping to know which methods of use are legal and which are illegal, and what penalties may be faced if there is any infringement. Wait for these questions.

Tang Zhaozhi pointed out that from the perspective of copyright, in addition to the special provisions of the law, such as the "Copyright Law", the use of works for personal study, research and appreciation, or for news reporting, the media inevitably reproduces the content of some works. In addition to these fair use cases, other unauthorized use in the sense of copyright may constitute copyright infringement.

  "For example, some businesses who produce toys, dolls, or use them in peripheral derivatives such as clothing, toys, etc. without the permission of the right holder, may violate the relevant provisions of copyright and constitute infringement. They will be subject to administrative penalties, and those who constitute a crime will be investigated for criminal responsibility as in the case just reported." Tang Zhaozhi said.

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