The highest fine level to be imposed on an individual copyright infringer is now VND 250 million.
The above fine level is specified in Government Decree No. 131/2013/ND-CP of October 16, on sanctioning of administrative violations in copyright and related rights.
The maximum fine level applicable to an organization committing the same infringement will be doubled to VND 500 million.
A fine of VND 400-500 million will be imposed on an organization that imports the original or a copy of a work without permission of the copyright holder.
A fine of VND 70-100 million will be imposed on an individual that broadcasts or re-broadcasts a program without permission of the copyright holder.
A fine of VND 15-35 million will be imposed on an individual that reproduces phonograms or video recording without permission of the copyright holder.
In addition, infringers may face remedial measures, such as confiscation of goods infringing upon copyright or related rights, confiscation of copyright registration certificates, related rights registration certificates, or suspension of business, consultancy or service activities.
The regulation will take effect on December 15, and replace Decree No. 47/2009/ND-CP of May 13, 2009, and Decree No. 109/2011/ND-CP of December 2, 2011.-