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Piracy crackdown: China shuts down over 3,900 websites, deletes 6 mn links

Online copyright infringement has been curbed and the public's awareness of copyright protection has been raised remarkably, said the administration

IANS  |  Beijing 

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China's watchdog on Sunday said that 3,908 websites have been shut down in a crackdown on infringement in the past five years.

The National Administration investigated 22,568 cases nationwide and deleted more than 6 million links to pirated publications during the period, reports Xinhua news agency.

The crackdown has been carried out for 13 consecutive years by the administration in cooperation with other departments, targeting literature, music, videos, games, animation and software, as well as apps, cloud storage and e-platforms.

copyright infringement has been curbed and the public's awareness of copyright protection has been raised remarkably, said the administration.

 

First Published: Sun, February 25 2018. 11:29 IST
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