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Hunan Destroys Copies of Pirated and Illegal Publications on World Intellectual Property Day

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April 26 is the World Intellectual Property Day. Hunan organized an event to engage in pirated and illegal publications copies concentrated destruction at the Changsha Helong Stadium east square on the morning of April 25. Cai Zhenhong, director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, and head of a working group on “eliminating pornography and illegal publications” attended the campaign. Vice Deputy of the working group Wu Guiying chaired the event.

Cai Zhenhong stressed that the working group should earnestly follow the requirements of the central and provincial governments, adhere to the responsibility of the local government, strictly supervise the market and investigate the cases, and resolutely investigate the piracy and illegal publishing activities, to provide a solid political basis for the building of Hunan into a strong cultural province. The masses should conscientiously practice the civilization conventions of "starting from myself to refuse to use pirated publications", conscientiously perform the social responsibility to protect intellectual property rights, and jointly create a social consensus and atmosphere of the respect for knowledge, labor, innovation and copyright protection.

In 2017, Hunan confiscated 248,000 illegal publications, disposed 26,667 online pornography information, closed 576 illegal and rule-breaking websites, and handled 721 cased of pornography and illegal publications. The concentrated destruction campaign would destroy all illegal publications confiscated in last year, some network servers and printing equipment. After the end of the event, follow-up destruction activities will be organized throughout the province.

Background information:

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe". 26 April was chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day because it coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970. (Source:

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Translator: Liu Pingbo

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