The National Copyright Administration (NCA), the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) have jointly launched a nationwide crackdown on plagiarism on the Internet.
The anti-plagiarism campaign starts now and lasts through the end of October, according to sources with the NCA.
During the coming three months, the government will shut down illegal websites and crack down on all kinds of infringements of copyrights on line, including illegal use of films, music and software on line.
The authorities Will step up supervision and administration on big websites, particularly those that are mainly engaged in spreading film, music, software and publications. Efforts will be made to study ways to set up an efficient mechanism of supervision on the Internet in accordance with the Law on Copyright.
Inspectors will pay special attention to Internet cafes where the owners make profits by illegally downloading lots of films and games to attract visitors.
At the end of the campaign, the NCA will select and make public the Top 10 Plagiarism Cases.
(Xinhua News Agency August 11, 2007)