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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(4); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060417.

Research on Copyright Policy Agenda Setting from the Perspective of Multi-stream Theory


Mengxue Zhou

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Mengxue Zhou

School of Media and Communication, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, 200241, China


On November 11, 2020, the 23rd meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People's Congress passed the "Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Amending the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China". This is the third revision of the Copyright Law since its passage in 1990. Compared with the previous two revisions based on external pressure, this revision is based on the huge changes in national conditions and the urgent needs of social practice. Starting from the perspective of the multi-stream theory proposed by the American scholar Kingdon, this study conducts a panoramic analysis of the policy agenda setting for the third revision of the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China. Infringement issues such as piracy and plagiarism brought about by digitalization and globalization constitute the source of the problem; scholars, government officials, and stakeholder groups form a policy community with their suggestions and suggestions for the third revision; the ruling party builds a copyright powerhouse and participates in the global copyright governance system The political origins of China's ruling philosophy and the improvement of national copyright awareness.


"Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China"; the third revision; the theory of multiple sources

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Mengxue Zhou. Research on Copyright Policy Agenda Setting from the Perspective of Multi-stream Theory. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 4: 91-97. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060417.


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