Educational campaign on copyright launched for Jiangsu Intellectual Property Publicity Week

April 26 marked the 21st World Intellectual Property Day. On the morning of April 25, the opening ceremony of the educational campaign on copyright for the 2021 Jiangsu Intellectual Property Publicity Week was launched in Nanjing.

Copyright, as an important intellectual property, contributes greatly to cultural prosperity and sci-tech innovation. Recent years have witnessed Jiangsu’s continuous progress in copyright-related works as copyright authorities at all levels followed instructions of the central government, the provincial CPC committee, and the provincial people’s government. In the 13th Five-Year Plan Period, the total number of registered works in Jiangsu exceeded 1.6 million with an annual average of around 300,000. According to the survey report on copyright industry’s contribution to economy in 2019 by Nanjing University of Science and Technology, which was commissioned by Jiangsu Copyright Administration, in 2019, the added value of copyright industry approached RMB 850 billion, 8.61% of the provincial GDP that year and 1.22 percentage points higher than the national average, among which the added value of core businesses contributed to RMB 617 billion, 72.67% of the total copyright industry.

During the ceremony, Jiangsu Copyright Administration conferred honorary titles to outstanding copyright transfer projects, held knowledge contest on the revised Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China, and announced to the public the 2019 survey report on copyright industry’s contribution to economy as well as ten major cases against copyright infringement and piracy in 2020

In the IPR Publicity Week, publicity and copyright authorities at all levels would, under the theme of “contributing to the development of a new paradigm through strengthening copyright-related works”, organize activities that echo the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the start of the 14th Five-Year Plan Period. These activities should help the public better understand and value copyright, raise their awareness of copyright protection and application, and encourage them to create and properly use copyright, contributing to the fostering of a social environment in which knowledge, innovation, honesty, and integrity are valued.