Highlights of draft rules on Civil Code's basic principles

Updated: 2016-06-28 16:06


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Highlights of draft rules on Civil Code's basic principles

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6. Virtual property and data to be protected

In an information society, big data has been changing our lives. It is important and urgent to determine the ownership and protection on the data and virtual property, such as QQ coins and other properties in online games.

Draft: Civil subjects enjoy intellectual property rights under the law. The draft lists nine objects, including works, patents, trademarks and data.

Interpretation: It has significant meaning to stipulate the protection on virtual property and data in the draft rules, which reflects the characteristics of the times and will lead the change of civil laws across the globe, said Yang Lixin, a law professor at the Renmin University of China.