Music Industry Alert: Dissonant Draft of China’s Copyright Law Might Change Tune

Articles 46 and 48 draft version of the amendment of the Copyright Law of March 2012 sounded false in the ears of many musicians in China and abroad. After their respective protests and that of music industry interest groups the National Copyright Association of China (NCA) has decided to revise the draft before the end of the month.

 

 

What is all the noise about? ….

 

 

In ancient China there was a sophisticated alarm system with drums and flags to warn of approaching danger


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