Beijing Internet Court co-sponsors first Beijing Internet Film and Television Copyright Summit Forum
The first Beijing Internet Film and Television Copyright Summit Forum, jointly hosted by the Beijing Internet Court, the Beijing Film and Television Copyright Culture and Art Promotion Association and the Beijing Internet Association, opened in Beijing on Oct 11.
President of Beijing Internet Court Zhang Wen introduced the background and basic situation of the court, with a focus on its trial mode and full-process online litigation.
Beijing has a large number of cases over internet copyrights and neighboring rights since it is a hub of culture and art creation. The Beijing Internet Court encourages and respects genuine creation and will provide full judicial protection of internet works' intellectual property rights, said Zhang, adding that the court will strengthen that protection to enhance the sense of gain of the internet works' creators and disseminators.
Through illustrative comparison with typical copyright cases, the five-step trial process of the copyright infringement cases was demonstrated by Jiang Ying, the court's vice-president. She also analyzed the causes of copyright disputes and the basic legal knowledge involved in them and indentified the field's hot issues.
To decide whether a production constitutes a works and whether a plaintiff is the holders of rights are common focuses in ownership and infringement cases. She suggested that internet film and television copyright owners should improve their awareness of rights protection and standardize the labeling, licensing and transfer of works.
The forum was guided by the Beijing Municipal Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, the Beijing Cyberspace Administration, the Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and the China TV Drama Writers' Committee.
Internet companies closely related to internet film and television copyright protection were invited to the forum.
The forum was synchronously livestreamed by video platforms such as Beijing Time, iQiyi, Youku and Tencent, and received over 270,000 online views. The promotional video of the Beijing Internet Court was promoted on the homepages ofiQiyi and Youku.