China new campaign against online piracy

The Chinese government has launched a new campaign targeting rampant online piracy through enhanced supervision and inter-agency coordination, according to a statement from the four ministry-level departments.

The four-month campaign will highlight supervision over both content providers and online storage and search engine services, as well as e-commerce platforms.

The four departments are the National Copyright Administration, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as well as the State Internet Information Office.

Local authorities will be required to conduct special investigations and boost routine inspections over online publications, said the statement.

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