Tencent Signs Up to Tackle Copyright Infringement

The China-Britain Business Council has teamed up with WeChat in order to protect against copyright infringements. The Council, or CBBC, will work with WeChat owners, Tencent, and the IPCC to develop a WeChat Protection Platform. Because the messaging platform has over 1 billion users it has become a target for copyright infringement, and so has set up an “express channel” within the platform to assist CBBC and IPCC members. Members of the two organisations with be able to use Tencent's current IP protection system, whilst Tencent themselves will receive support regarding any legal or technical construction. IPCC chairman Hugo Zhang said that the deal “sends an intimidating warning against infringing behaviour online”.