HANGZHOU, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- The eighth China International Copyright Expo opened on Saturday and will run until Monday in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.
Sponsored by the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) and organized by the provincial copyright administration of Zhejiang and the Hangzhou city government, the expo will display the latest progress and encourage exchanges in the copyright industry.
With an exhibition area of nearly 30,000 square meters, more than 300 companies and organizations from around the world participated in the event.
At the opening ceremony, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the NCAC presented the WIPO-NCAC Copyright Awards, including the creativity awards and the awards for copyright utilization, copyright protection, and copyright administration management.
An exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the implementation of the Copyright Law in China, and seminars on topics such as copyright protection in the fields of the film industry, private economic development and short-video platforms will be held during the expo.
The expo, launched by the NCAC since 2008, serves as an important platform for showcasing China's development in copyright protection, promoting exchanges in the international copyright industry and facilitating trade in China's copyright industry.