Facebook has announced that it removed nearly 3 million posts, including videos, ads and other forms of content, from its services during the first half of 2017 following complaints of counterfeiting and copyright and trademark infringement. Aggregate data shows Facebook received about 377,400 complaints from January through June, with many referencing multiple posts. About 60 percent of the reports related to suspected copyright violations on Facebook.
The National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) has announced that during the 2017 Sword Campaign 1,655 infringing websites were shut down, 274,800 infringing links were deleted and 314 enforcement cases were dealt with (of which 37 transferred for criminal investigation). The Sword Campaign is a flagship initiative led by NCAC in partnership with other Chinese government departments and enforcement agencies. Meanwhile, NCAC released a list of the top 16 copyright enforcement cases for 2017. The leading case on the list was enforcement against the piracy service Youyueyingchuang Technology Ltd. by Beijing Municipal Cultural Enforcement Division (CED). The resulting enforcement action removed the service and imposed a fine of RMB400,000 (approx. £45,000). More here and here (in Chinese).