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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2019, 1(7); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2019.010707.

Research on Copyright Infringement of Wechat Platform


Bao Jianhua

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Bao Jianhua

Dalian University, 116034, China


With the emergence of WeChat, the works of WeChat were born. Although the length of WeChat works is relatively short, if it can reflect the original expression of works and can be spread on WeChat platform, it can be included in the protection category of works of copyright law, and others who violate the copyright of authors of WeChat works should bear the tort liability.However, WeChat works are spread among relatively closed people, which makes it more difficult to identify the infringement of WeChat works and increases the cost of protecting the rights of WeChat works. The subjects involved in WeChat works are diverse, including WeChat users, WeChat public moderators and WeChat platforms. The diversity of subjects makes the infringement identification of WeChat works more complicated. WeChat works, derived from the development of the Internet, have difficulties in the identification of infringement of WeChat works.Moreover, WeChat works not only need to be identified through the elements of infringement, but also need to see whether the behavior of the actor can comply with the disclaimer. Therefore, this paper further discusses the application of legal license and reasonable use system in WeChat works, so as to clarify the identification of WeChat infringement.


Wechat works; Infringement subject; Infringement act

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Bao Jianhua. Research on Copyright Infringement of Wechat Platform. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 7: 59-64. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2019.010707.


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