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China Written Works Copyright Society

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/29/2010 - 17:31
CWWCS, China Written Works Copyright Society
Room 1027-1036, Taifenghuizhong Building, No. 120 Zhushikou West St.,
Xicheng District
+86 10 65978906
+86 10 65978926
Chief Executive Name
Zhang Hongbo
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Phone
+86 10 6597 8908
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
Chen Jiangong
History of the organisation
CWWCS is the only CMO concerning copyright of written works that has been approved by the Chinese government, and also a First Level National Association regulated by NCAC. CWWCS is the only statutory body for collecting and distributing royalties for reproduction in the press and textbooks (based on statutory licensing), etc. CWWCS also manages the rights difficult to exercise and control for the authors themselves. By negotiating with Google, Baidu, Apple on behalf of Chinese authors and publishers, CWWCS helped many Chinese rightsholders to protect their copyright, which attracted much attention both in China and the rest of the world.
Year of incorporation
Year of first distribution
Year of first collection
Total number of Board Members
How are Board Members elected
By the General Meeting of Member Representatives
Total number of Author Representatives
9 260
Total number of Publisher Representatives
Remarks about the Board
The Board of CWWCS convenes its meeting (teleconference if necessary) annually. A new Board is elected by the General Meeting of Member Representatives held every four years.
Total Rights holders represented
9 385
Remarks about the members
9260 individual members and 125 publisher members
January 1 - December 31
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Other licensing system
1. Statutory licence: CWWCS is, in accordance with the Chinese Copyright Law, the statutory body for collecting and distributing royalties for reproduction in newspapers, periodicals and textbooks, based on statutory licences. CWWCS has signed agreements with more than 200 newspaper, periodical and book publishers in China.
2. General licence: CWWCS grants licences of digital rights, reproduction rights, compilation rights, etc from members to users and collects royalties for members.
3. As a literary agent, CWWCS is the executive entity of China-Russia and China Belarus Inter-Government Literature Translation and Publication Program, and engages in licensing adaption rights of film and television works, and written works' use in the stamps.
Mandating Rights Holders
1. Members.
2. Non-members mandating separately.
DIGITAL LICENCES - Types of works licensed
Written works
Types of uses licensed
Mobile phones, databases, online reading, e-books, MOOC, apps, etc.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Companies, websites and ICP
Pilot Projects
Amazon China, iReader, SuperStar, National Digital Library of China, and the Central Commitee Party School Digital Library.
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
Other areas of licensing
Translation and publication rights, digital rights, compilation rights, etc. (for publishers)
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used
Distribution by use of works
Distribution methods
Title-specific distribution
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
Other agreements with RROs
Unilateral agreements with CLA, KORRA
Total amount collected for all licensing
2 870 000.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
2 200 000.00
Please select your currency
Chinese Yuan (CNY)