NCA Increased Payment Rates for Writing
The National Copyright Administration released new payment standards for written works in late September, which raised the basic range to between 80 yuan (about $13) and 300 yuan per 1,000 characters. The previous 30 yuan to 100 yuan was set about 15 years ago. The new standards, which are scheduled to take effect on Nov 1, have little impact, as most of publishers offer far more than the set rates, industrial insiders said. They suggested legislation on penalties for use of copyrighted works without authorization or payment.
(Source: China Daily)