46 m copies of illegal publications seized

Updated: 2011-12-28 17:43


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BEIJING - Chinese law enforcement officials confiscated more than 46 million pieces of pirated, pornographic and illegal publications in the first 11 months of this year, according to the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publication.

The latest figures revealed by the office showed that in a major move to protect intellectual property rights (IPR), authorities seized over 39 million copies of publications for IPR infringement between January and November this year.

Among the confiscated pirated items were 31.5 million audio and video items, 6.6 million books and 988,000 electronic publication copies, according to the office. During the same period, authorities investigated a total of 9,463 cases of IPR infringement.

The figures also indicated that more than 1 million copies of pornographic publications were seized by law enforcement officials across China, and 1,490 related cases were investigated in the first 11 months of this year.

Meanwhile, in a crackdown on illegal newspapers and magazines, media organizations and fake reporters, China investigated 275 related cases and confiscated more than 4 million copies of illegally-published newspapers and magazines during the same period.