| Commentary

33 China: copyright conventions and legislative regimes

| Commentary

(b) China

33 China: copyright conventions and legislative regimes

China is a signatory to the Berne Convention, the Universal Copyright Convention, the Beijing Treaty, the Phonograms Convention, the Rome Convention, the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.

China maintains three distinct legislative regimes, which have arisen through historical accident. The principal copyright laws of China are contained in Order No. 26 of the President of the People’s Republic of China which came into effect on 1 April 2010 and applies throughout the whole of the People’s Republic of China with the exception of China’s two Special

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