On November 20, 2006, in accordance with Article 58 of the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China and the provisions of the Regulation on the Protection of the Right to Network Dissemination of Information, it was decided by the Judicial Committee of the Supreme People's Court to make the following amendments on the Interpretations of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Cases Involving Copyright Disputes over Computer Network (the “Judicial Interpretations”):
Article 3 of the Judicial Interpretations shall be deleted, which stated:
Those who reprint or extract and edit through network the works, which have been published in the newspapers and periodicals or disseminated through networks, and who have paid remunerations according to relevant provisions, and indicated the newspaper or magazine that first published the works, do not constitute an infringement, unless otherwise the owners of the copyrights declare or the newspaper offices, the periodical offices or the Internet Server Providers entrusted by the owners of the copyrights declare that no reprinting or extracting and editing is allowed. But if the works reprinted or extracted and edited exceed the scope of the works as permitted to be reprinted, they shall be deemed as an infringement.
The Judicial Interpretations will be promulgated after making corresponding adjustments on the sequence of the articles in accordance with this decision.