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The implementation of works voluntary registration system is to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the author or other copyright owner and user of works, which facilitates copyright dispute caused by the ownership of copyright, and provides preliminary evidence for solving copyright dispute. The implementation of works voluntary registration system does not change the principle of copyright automatic protection provided by copyright law. No matter whether a work is registered or not, the copyright obtained according to law of the author or other copyright owner is not affected.


The object of software copyright protection is computer program and its related documents. The subject of software copyright protection comprises the developer who owns the copyright or other copyright owners who have obtained the copyright by means of transfer, inheritance or transferee etc.
The term of pretection for software copyright of natural person shall be the lifetime of the natural person and 50 years after his death, if software is developed in cooperation, such term shall expire on 21 December of the fiftieth year after the death of the last surviving natural person. The term of protection for software copyright belonging to a legal entity or other organization shall be fifty years after the first publication, but if the software has not been published within fifty years after the completion of its development, such software shall no longer be protected.

Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits

Layout design of integrated circuit protects a integrated circuit which means semiconductor integrated circuit, that is, a product, in its intermediate or final form, which uses semiconductor material as a substrate, integrates two or more elements in which at least one is an active element, and some or all of the interconnections in and/or on the substrate, and intends to perform a certain electronic function. Therefore, as long as a chip has a module with independent function and comprising at least one active device, the chip can be registerted as an integrated circuit layout.The benefits of doing so are: 1. a plurality of certificates can be obtained; 2. the integrated circuit layout design printed out is more clear. The term of pretection for layout design of integrated circuit The term of protection for the exclusive right of layout design shall be 10 years, counted from the date of filing an application for registration or from the date on which it was first commercially exploited anywhere in the world, whichever expires earlier. However, no matter whether it has been registered or commercially exploited, a layout design shall no longer be protected 15 years after the date of the completion of its creation.