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What You Should Know About China’s Software Law

30/03/2012

The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) is a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (“Berne Convention”) and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (“TRIPS”). Thus the PRC, pursuant to Article 10 of TRIPS protects computer software as literary work under the Berne Convention (1971).In order to be eligible for protection, computer software must have been developed independently by its developer and have to be recorded on some tangible medium. The scope of computer software protection includes computer programs and related files.

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