China's National Copyright Administration, the State Internet Information Office, the Ministry of Industry and information and the Ministry of Public Security jointly initiated a special campaign "Sword Net 2016" in June.

This time’s Sword campaign aims to crack down on infringement and piracy of online literature and APPs and to regulate the online advertisement alliance in five months.

The campaign would focus on combating infringement and piracy of unauthorized illegal distribution of online literature, news, movies and television programs, safeguarding legal rights and interests of right holders. It would be centered on investigating and handling infringement and piracy in APPs, E-business platforms, maintaining normal order of online copyright. It would further regulate copyright order of online music, cloud storage services and news reproduced through the internet, building a sound ecological environment for online copyright protections.