Copyright in the PRC

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Notes on Copyright law in the People's Republic of China.

Chinese government documents are all public domain. Article 5 of Chinese copyright law exempts all Chinese government and judicial documents, and their official translations, from copyright.

Article 5 This Law shall not be applicable to:

  • (1) laws; regulations; resolutions, decisions and orders of State organs; other documents of a legislative, administrative or judicial nature; and their official translations;
  • (2) news on current affairs; and
  • (3) calendars, numerical tables and forms of general use, and formulas.

It should be noted that, aside from copyright laws, China has some laws which disallow map surveying/production. See China#Legality


第五条 本法不适用于: