Wednesday, July 27 2022   \  Published by Asia IP Law.

Taiwan passed amendments to Copyright Act

Taiwan passed amendments to Copyright Act

The Taiwanese government has reviewed and revised its IP laws, including the Copyright Act, to comply with the regulations of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which Taiwan is bidding to join. The amendments are considered an effort by Taiwan to facilitate its future negotiations to join the CPTPP.

According to Cathy Ting, senior counselor at Lee and Li in Taipei, one of the main amendments is that instances of illegal digital piracy, distribution, and public transmission which constitute serious infringement are now considered offenses indictable without complaint. "Serious infringement" is determined by three criteria: infringement of work provided not for free by another person; reproduction in their original form (100% reproduction); and infringements causing damages exceeding NT$1 million (US$33,400) Read more


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