East China’s Anhui province has launched a weeklong campaign to raise public awareness of copyright protection and to step up efforts to build itself into a province strong on copyright.
The Publicity Department of the Anhui Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) invited Song Wei, professor at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), to lecture on copyright protection and cultural innovation on April 22, a few days ahead of the World Intellectual Property Day, which falls on April 26 every year. Guo Qiang, head of the department, attended the lecture.
During the weeklong campaign, a series of online and offline events will be held in areas such as news coverage, culture fostering and awareness increasing to make the idea of copyright more embraced by people.
The province has made remarkable progress in building a copyright-protecting system and advancing copyright-related work like copyright registration, protection and administration in recent years.
Up to 333,000 copyrighted works have been registered in Anhui and 1,533 items of copyright have been exported over the past three years, official data showed.
The province is home to 15 copyright demonstration sites at the national level. In addition, Anhui Cultural Equity Exchange has been selected for the national pilot program featuring “blockchain + copyright”.