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  1. Cyber crackdown goes beyond the law

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... like it, offering free music, movies and computer games. The US entertainment industry claims it is losing billions because of the copyright violation and intellectual property theft. ... of censorship over the internet, but it has other ways. The case against Megaupload may or may not stand up, but it is enough to destroy it, guilty or not. Such selective application of law enforcement ...

  2. Copyright law change may affect privacy

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The government is being urged to fill loopholes in its proposed copyright laws to prevent privacy infringement. In its copyright amendment bill, the Intellectual Property Department seeks to exempt online service providers- including telecommunications companies and forum organisers- from infringement liabilities if they follow a code of practice. The code ...

  3. Intellecutal property rights awareness 'very high'

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT The level of awareness about intellectual property rights among businesses in Hong Kong remained 'very high', a survey released on Thursday has found. The latest 'Survey on Business Attitudes to Intellectual Property' was commissioned by the Intellectual Property Department (IPD). The survey has been conducted annually and is now in its third year. ...

  4. Cyber criminals gigabytes ahead of HK laws

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Glen Norris

    ... by 'impersonating' that person online. Chan says existing Hong Kong law does not recognise one's 'identity'- much less virtual identity- as someone's personal property, capable of being ... At present, Hong Kong law does not recognise identity as a personal or property interest. Theft under Hong Kong law must involve the dishonest appropriation of 'property'. Anna Gamvros, ...

  5. Help for companies over tougher piracy laws

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a HK$5 million subsidy from the government, will commission three contractors to provide free on-site advice to participating companies. Stephen Selby, director of the Intellectual Property Department, which is one of the organisers, said he had 'a high degree of confidence' that the business sector would meet the requirements by the time the amended copyright law was enforced. ...

  6. New law offers bosses chance to mend ways on piracy

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... piracy- in the Copyright Ordinance amendments enacted in June. The law will come into force in the first half of next year. Intellectual Property Department director Stephen Selby said further ... limits of copying printed material would be discussed in the Legislative Council next year, Mr Selby said. 'We will focus on educating and assisting companies to fulfil the new law,' he ...

  7. Firms not ready for piracy law, poll finds

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Hong Kong firms are ill prepared for new copyright laws under which directors or partners will be criminally liable for software piracy in their enterprises, a survey has ... service is already available but has helped only a handful of companies so far because of limited resources. The Intellectual Property Department, the Customs and Excise Department ...

  8. Copyright bill does not fit the digital age

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... too much protection for copyright holders at the expense of everyone else. It is true that copyright laws need updating to meet the realities of the electronic media age. However, far from achieving that aim, the bill is trying to extend the kind of copyright protection of a pre-multimedia age to intellectual and creative properties in cyber media. It seeks to criminalise ...

  9. Prosecution not enough to protect copyright

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protect intellectual property online. But the owners of the copyrights should not overestimate the deterrent effect of the courtroom victory on other users. Companies and artists have every right to defend their intellectual property. They are entitled to rely on authorities around the world to both pass and enforce laws that provide protection. However, companies also need to be realistic ...

  10. Wonders of the Net bring legal challenges

    Posted Mar 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of law to difficult copyright issues raised by the internet. Hong Kong is seen as an example to the region in the fight to protect intellectual property rights. This reputation will be reinforced ... and film companies claim it is costing them billions of dollars a year. In the Asia-Pacific region alone, the Motion Picture Association International, which protects the intellectual property ...




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