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Software copyright registrations soar in China

Updated: 2016-04-26 13:06

BEIJING - China processed more than 920,000 new software copyright registrations between 2011 and 2015, 3.8 times the amount in the previous five years, according to statistics released on Tuesday.

The increase means average annual increase of nearly 29 percent over the period, said the report on software copyright registration in China issued by the Copyright Protection Center of China, a semi-governmental organization.

Registrations for software copyrights rose from around 100,000 in 2011 to nearly 300,000 in 2015.

During the period, 66.7 percent of new software copyrights originated in Beijing, Shanghai and the three coastal provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

The increase related to the Internet of Things was the fastest, while the registrations for apps also increased significantly.

China began to register software copyrights in 1992.

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