Requirements

Requirements for Registration of Copyright of Computer Software in China

  1. Name, address (including post code), nationality and identification number of the applicant; name and telephone number of the person to contact if the applicant is an entity. If the applicant is the copyright owner, please also indicate:

    (a) Whether the applicant is the original copyright owner or an heir or assignee of the copyright. If the applicant is an heir or assignee, a notarized copy of certificate of inheritance or assignment of the copyright shall be provided.


    (b) The status in which the copyright is owned by the copyright owner, solely or jointly.

  2. Documentation to prove the identification of the applicant, i.e., a notarized or legalized copy of identification card for an individual applicant, or a notarized or legalized copy of business license for an entity applicant.

  3. Application form which shall be signed by the applicant. If there is more than one applicant, one applicant may represent all the other(s) while submitting at the same time an authorization to said applicant.

  4. Description of the software, which should comprise (no more than 500 words): the objects of developing the software, main functions, capabilities and other technical features of the software or its newly added portion if the software is a revised one.

  5. Source program list: 20 consecutive pages for each of the beginning, middle and ending portion of the source program list, or the whole source program list if it is less than 60 pages in total.

  6. Documentation materials, such as the following:

    a. Specification of the design.
    b. User's guide.
    c. Maintaining guide.
    d. Operation guide.

    Such documentation materials should be 20 consecutive pages for each of the beginning, middle and ending portion of the materials, or the whole materials, if it is less than 60 pages in total.
  7. Power of Attorney which should be signed and dated by the copyright owner(s). If there is more than one owner, the Power of Attorney may be signed by all owners, or by one owner representing the other owners together with an authorization to the said owner.


Requirements for Registration of Copyright of Works in China

If the copyright owner is an individual, the following documents are required:

  1. Certified or legalized copy of his or her identification card or passport.
  2. Application form which shall be signed by the applicant. If there is more than one applicant, one applicant may represent all the other(s) while submitting at the same time an authorization to said applicant.
  3. Description of work which should briefly introduce the contents of the work and the course of creation of the work.
  4. Original and copy of the work.
  5. Letter of guarantee of copyright.
  6. Power of Attorney which shall be signed and dated by the copyright owner(s). If there is more than one owner, the Power of Attorney may be signed by all owners, or by one owner representing the other owners together with an authorization to the said owner.


If the copyright owner is an entity, the following documents are required:

  1. Certified or legalized copy of its business license.
  2. Application form which shall be signed by the applicant. If there is more than one applicant, one applicant may represent all the other(s) while submitting at the same time an authorization to said applicant.
  3. Description of work which should briefly introduce the contents of the work and the course of creation of the work.
  4. Certified copy of the author’s card or passport.
  5. Certified copy of the entrusted person’s identification card or passport.
  6. Original or copy of the agreement stating the belonging of the work.
  7. Original and copy of the work.
  8. Letter of guarantee of copyright.
  9. Power of Attorney which shall be signed and dated by the copyright owner(s). If there is more than one owner, the Power of Attorney may be signed by all owners, or by one owner representing the other owners together with an authorization to the said owner.

 

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