Category talk:PD China

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Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China[edit]

I'm afraid the description in "PD China" looks something wrong and is against international law. Even photographic works don't enter the public doman fifty years after they were created but fifty years after they were published.

"This image was created in China and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired. According to Chinese copyright laws (either the PRC (mainland only, excluding Hong Kong and Macao) or the ROC (Taiwan)), all photographs enter the public domain fifty years after they were created, and all non-photographic works enter the public doman fifty years after the death of the creator. "

--Watanabe Hisashi 19:32, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China 2001[edit]

Section 3 Term of Protection for rights

Article 21 ... The term of protection for the right of publication or protection for the right of publication or the rights referred to in Article l0, paragraphs (5) to (17), of this Law in respect of a cinematographic work, a work created by virtue of an analogous method of film production or a photographic work shall be fifty years, and expires on 3l December of the fiftieth year after the first publication of such work, provided that any such work that has not been published within fifty years after the completion of its creation shall no longer be protected under this Law.

Source:New Copyright Law & Old Copyright Law of the PRC

--Watanabe Hisashi 07:01, 9 October 2005 (UTC)