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Chinese authorities to release regulation to enforce online music payment

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China’s television watchdog, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of the PRC (SARFT) will release a bylaw to regulate China’s online music industry, Chinese Stock Network reports.

On Tuesday, SARFT said in the bylaw they will encourage rights safeguarding as regards music copyright infringement. It would comprehensively advance the application of the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) on singles registration, copyright certification and paid music.

At the same time, SARFT will push forward the third revision of the Copyright Law to strengthen digital music copyright protection and crack down hard on copyright infringement like the unauthorized distribution of music.

According to the plans published by SARFT, the entire Chinese music industry is valued at RMB 300 billion (USD 46.9 billion). China’s top online music platforms such as Kugou Music, QQ Music, and NetEase Cloud Music are faced with tighter restrictions.

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