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China's Copyright Registrations Break 2

A total of 2.0077 million copyrights were registered in 2016, an increase of 22.33%, hitting a record new high. Among the 2.0077 million copyrights, 1.6 million of which were works, an increase of 18.63%, 400,000 of which were computer softwares, up 39.48%.


In terms of software copyright registration, in 2016, a total of 400,000 software copyrights were registered in China a year-on-year growth of 39.48%.


In 2016, the total number of copyright registrations broke 2 million in China, which created a successful opening for the 13th Five-Year Plan. China merely took two years to increase the number of software copyright registrations from 200,000 in 2014 to 400,000 in 2016 and enhance that of software copyright owners from 35,000 in 2011 to 116,000 in 2016. Those reflect the creation and innovation of works and softwares have been greatly improved and China has entered into a new stage of rapid development. [Chinese version is available on sipo.gov.cn]