Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Jianming Shen


This Article explains the People's Republic of China's new copyright law, the Authorship Right Law, which is scheduled to take effect on June 1, 1991. The Article explores how the new law protects the moral and economic (property) rights of authors and other copyright holders. The Article specifically analyzes a number of issues, including copyrightable subject matter, neighboring rights and obligations, penalties for infringement, and the international aspects of the law. The author also discusses the positive and negative aspects of the Authorship Right Law, both within China and internationally.