Copyright registration

The patent and trademark must be authorized or registered by the state organ before the relevant subject can obtain the patent right and trademark exclusive right. However, the copyright of computer software is automatically generated from the date of the completion of software development without the approval of state organs. Registration is not the condition for the creation of software copyright.

1、 Software copyright registration is required

Although the software copyright is registered voluntarily, the state still encourages the registration, which is mainly reflected in the following two aspects:

(1) In terms of industrial policy

The State Council's "several policies on encouraging the development of software industry and integrated circuit industry" (GF [2000] No. 18) and "several policies for further encouraging the development of software industry and integrated circuit industry" (GF [2011] No. 4) clearly define "encouraging software copyright registration", and provide preferential policies such as finance, taxation, investment and financing for the software industry.

(2) In terms of legal protection

Article 2 of the "measures for the registration of computer software copyright" stipulates that "the state copyright administrative department shall encourage software registration and give priority protection to the registered software". Compared with unregistered software, the state administrative department shall focus on the protection of registered software.

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