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What sort of damages are available to an infringed party?

Infringers will bear a much heavier liability according to the new Copyright law. Now, the Copyright Administrative Authorities have the Administrative power to order the stopping of an infringing activity, confiscate illegal profits and any equipment used to carry out the infringing acts, and to punish the infringers by fine. Furthermore, suspected infringers such as publishers, producers or distributors will now bear the liability of infringement if they are unable to prove that the infringing product was bought through lawful means. The maximum statutory damages have been raised to RMB 500, 000, in the case that actual damages are difficult to determine.

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