Copyright Regulation Amended in Taiwan to Facilitate Circulation and Use of Orphan Works

To facilitate the circulation and legal use of works created by unknown authors (aka the “Orphan Works”) in Taiwan, the IP office has recently revised the related regulations to provide convenient access to copyright holder information; shorten mandatory waiting period following the public search; and reduce requirements for legal use of orphan works.

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追殺非法追劇神器! 著作權法第87、93條的修正

俗稱「追劇神器」的機上盒提供盜版影視音網站連結,再利用影音看到飽、終身免費等廣告吸引大量消費者,嚴重衝擊影視娛樂產業。

然而在舊著作權法制度下,受限於法條定義,經常陷入無法以「非法重製」或「非發公開傳輸罪」將不肖業者定罪的窘境。為遏止歪風,立法院於108年4月通過著作權法第87條及第93條的修正,新增3種網路侵權行為態樣,以確保影視音產業合法競爭。

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