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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Online community still unhappy with proposed changes to copyright law

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by LO WEI

    ... to copyright law: a fair deal? Parodies and comments on current affairs would be exempt from an extended copyright law providing they met "fair use" criteria, under the latest government proposal. The government has been trying for eight years to strengthen copyright laws to offer more protection for copyright holders online and meet international standards, but has faced opposition ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's outdated copyright laws a barrier to development

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... in place. But we are concerned that Hong Kong's copyright laws are falling behind other territories, which could prove an obstacle to it becoming an intellectual property trading hub. The current Copyright Ordinance does not contain a general communication right- that is, the exclusive right to communicate a work to the public through various means- so that existing criminal ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGISLATION

    Political parodies and internet mash-ups may be exempted from copyright law

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Altered pictures may escape censure amid concern about freedom of expression Copyright law: parodies could be made exempt Political parodies and "mash-ups" made from combinations of other works could be granted exemption under the latest government-proposed revisions to the controversial copyright law. Officials say special treatment ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Many routes to allowing parodies within Hong Kong's copyright law

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 09:16pm by PETER YU

    ... Peter Yu Peter Yu looks at the benefits of an exception for user-generated content Many routes to allowing parodies in copyright law In mid-December, the Hong Kong government released ... Drawing heavily on Canadian copyright law and strongly supported by internet users in Hong Kong, this proposal would exempt modified photos, altered lyrics and home-made music videos from civil ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Revised copyright bill still a deep disappointment to internet users

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 12:53pm by PETER YU

    ... copyright law. By contrast, the Hong Kong bill incorporates about half of these. Thus, if the UK exceptions turn out to be beneficial, Hong Kong will only get half of these benefits. Second, ... undesirable to have a law forcing fans to poke fun at artists they love. Fourth, it is ill-advised to attach legal liability to internet users mostly to enable copyright owners to sue third-party ...

  6. News - China Insider - LEGAL

    Law graduate film buff fined 10,000 yuan for copyright infringement

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 04:19pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... the law, but he didn’t treat the copyright regulations seriously. “We feel sorry for him. It’s a pity. He is so young and so talented, he could have a bright future,” said Wang Xiaodan, a member ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com A 30-year-old Chinese man received a suspended sentence of three years in jail and fined 10,000 yuan for copyright infringement in Jiangyin, Jiangsu ...

  7. Tightening the rules

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Changes this month to the Copyright Ordinance will allow redress for copyright owners of films and comic books. Will the protection be strong enough? Will it cramp dissemination of information? Write to us ...

  8. News - World - COPYRIGHT

    Photographer and Wikipedia in battle over rights to monkey selfie

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:20pm by AP

    ... argued that Slater did not own the copyright to the photos because he did not take the images. It said no one owned the copyright, because under United States law, "copyright cannot vest ... Commons, the group's database of images and video clips. Slater said copyright laws should be updated to address such cases. ...

  9. Pan-democrats failing to defend online free speech

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that people are unlikely to be found guilty under the new law unless it can be proved that the infringement has caused economic loss to the copyright owner. The government has promised to conduct ... copyright law provides adequate protection to copyright owners, who can seek reparations through civil action if they believe the unauthorised distribution of derivative work has prejudicially ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROOKIE MUM

    Rookie mum: why do other mothers seem superior?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Angharad Law

    ... Angharad Hampshire life@scmp.com Pay no heed to the mothers superior Ever since I became a mum for the first time about two years ago, I have been astounded at how well other women with children manage their lives. My respect for parents, and mums, in par ...




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