Registration Measures for Computer Software Copyright

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Chapter III. Examination and Approval

Article 19. In the case of applications made under Article 9 and Article 14 of these Measures, the receipt date means the day when the materials satisfying the provisions of Chapter II under these Measures were received, and the applicants shall be informed in written form.

Article 20. The Center for Copyright Protection in China shall complete the examination of the received application within 60 days of the date of receipt, and if the application satisfies the requirements of the Regulations and these Measures, the registration will be granted, and a corresponding certificate shall be released and made public accordingly.

Article 21. A registration shall be rejected by a written notification in any of the following cases: (1) the contents of the form are incomplete or irregular and no correction has been made with a specified time period; (2) the submitted identifying materials were not of the software programs and files as described in the Regulations; (3) the name of the software and the signature of the claimants present in the application documents were in conflict, and no certifications of the conflict were submitted; or (4) disputes exist over the ownership right to the software applying for software registration.

Article 22. When the Center for Copyright Protection in China demands that supplementary registration materials be submitted, the applicants shall submit such materials within a 30-day period. If they are not submitted within this period, the application shall be considered to have been withdrawn.

Article 23. The National Copyright Office may cancel a registration in the following cases: (1) an effective judicial decision; or (2) administrative punishment delivered by the copyright administration authorities.

Article 24. The Center for Copyright Protection in China may cancel a registration at the applicant's request.

Article 25. A registration certificate, if lost or damaged, may be reissued or exchanged.

Chapter IV. Public Announcement of Software Registration

Article 26. Unless provided otherwise under these Measures, anyone may consult the software registration announcement and the other relevant registration documents that may be made public.

Article 27. The public announcement shall include the following: (1) Registration of the software copyright; (2) Registered items in the software copyright contract; (3) Cancellation of the software registration; and (4) Other items.

Chapter V. Fees

Article 28. The following fees shall be paid when applying for software registration or other matters: (1) Registration fees for the software copyright; (2) Registration fees for the software copyright contract; (3) Registration fees for corrections and supplements; (4) Registration certificate fees; (5) Sealing and retention fees; (6) Exceptional deposit fees; (7) Consulting fees; (8) Application fees for cancellation of registration; and (9) Other required fees. The specific fee standard shall be established and published by the National Copyright Administration in coordination with the administrative price authorities under the State Council.

Article 29. In the case of automatic withdrawal by the applicant or rejection by the registration department, the submitted fees shall not be refunded.

Article 30. The various fees prescribed in Article 28 under these Measures may be paid either through the post office or bank, or directly to the Center for Protection of Copyright in China.

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