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04.27.2012 14:26

Music Industry Sings Copyright Swan Song

Musicians, recording studios and Internet firms are locked in debate over a government draft amendment
By staff reporters Ren Zhongyuan and Lan Fang, and intern reporter Liu Hongqiao

Never before has a legal matter so deeply touched the lives of Chinese musicians, composers and singers – as well as the pocketbooks of entertainment and Internet company executives.

It's a proposed revision of the nation's Copyright Law, a draft of which was recently completed and released for comment by the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), a ministry-level agency. No date has been set for a final version.

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