In 2017, copyright registrations in China maintained the rapid growth of recent years. The total number of registrations exceeded 2.7 million, including 2,007,698 registrations of works, with an increase of 25.15% year-on-year, and 745,387 registrations of software copyright, with an increase of 82.79% year-on-year.
In 2017, copyright registrations for game software, financial software, APP, educational software, medical software, Iot software, geographic information software, cloud computing software and information security software are all higher than the previous year. Among them, the number of APP registrations was 154,977, accounting for 20.79% of the total software registration which was the highest. The financial software registration was 38,248, with an increase of 133.95% year-on-year, which is one of the fastest growing categories. In addition, the registration of geographic information software was 17,780, an increase of 75.78% over 2016.