A total of 2.0077 million copyrights were registered in 2016, an increase of 22.33%, hitting a record new high, wherein 1.6 million of which were works, an increase of 18.63%, 400,000 of which were computer software, up 39.48%. With the 2.0077 million copyrights in 2016, the total number of copyright registrations now broke 2 million in China.
In the meantime, according to the statistics from Copyright Protection Center of China, in 2016, the number of pledge registration of copyrights reached 327, down 46%. The pledge registration of works saw a markedly decrease, with a total number of 64 in 2016, down 84.4%. That of software increased by 33.5% with a total number of 263.