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Testing the feasibility of the model of an RRO system for publishing in China

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posted on 2018-07-19, 11:44 authored by Yanan Ma
It is widely accepted that copyright collective administration is the indispensable exercise of copyright and related rights by organisations acting in the interest and on behalf of rights holders. Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs) as one kind of collecting society help rights holders to enforce their reprographic rights mainly as regards photocopying since the 1970s. With its entrance into the World Trade Organisation (WTO), China became a member of the international copyright community per se in 2001. Although the history of copyright in China is not long, there have been notable efforts from the Chinese Government and rights holders to complete copyright protection system in China. On March 1, 2005, the Regulations on Copyright Collective Administration came into effect, which provides the impetus for the development of copyright collective administration and collecting societies in China. This research focused on RROs, the publishing industry and protection of reprographic rights in China. [Continues.]



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A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.


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