Article 30 The software copy holder who is unknown or has no reasonable grounds to know that his software is an infringing copy shall not bear the responsibility for compensation; however, he shall stop the use or destroy the infringing copy.
If the cease of use and destruction of the infringing copy has caused a serious loss to the copy user, the latter may continue the use after he makes a reasonable payment to the software copyright owner.
Article 31 All disputes in respect of the infringement on the software copyright may be mediated.
All disputes in respect of the contracts for software copyright may be applied for arbitration to the arbitration organizations pursuant to the arbitration clauses in the contracts or written arbitration agreements concluded afterwards.
The parties concerned may bring the action directly before the peoples court in the absence of an arbitration clause in the contract or in the absence of a written arbitration agreement concluded afterwards.
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Article 32 The infringing acts committed prior to the entry into operation of this Regulation shall be handled under the relevant provisions in force of the State at the time when they were committed.
Article 33 This Regulation shall enter into operation on January 1, 2002.
The Regulation on the Protection of Computer Software promulgated on June 4, 1991 by the State Council shall be repealed on the same day.