Copyright deal could end tai-tai video fight

Lorea Solabarrieta, her YouTube page showing on the laptop, hopes to end the legal wrangle over her tai-tai video. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Lorea Solabarrieta, who has worked for TVB and CCTV, has spent the last six months fighting lawsuits brought by businessman David Chor Ki-kwong, who was featured with his wife, Gloria, in the 12-minute documentary, The Life of a Hong Kong Tai Tai.

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Google, publishers settle long-running copyright case

Google, publishers settle long-running copyright case

Google and US publishing firms announced Thursday they reached a settlement in a long-running copyright case over books and journals digitized by the Internet giant.

4 Oct 2012 - 11:01pm

Taobao, Hollywood studios forge pact against piracy

An online customer browses the enormous range of DVDs for sale on Taobao. Photo: Thomas Yau

Taobao Marketplace and Hollywood's major film studios have agreed to moves that aim to halt the sale and distribution of bootleg movies, television shows and other audio-visual content on the mainland's biggest online shopping website.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:55am

Musicians win reprieve in copyright revision

A contentious clause that musicians say will violate their intellectual property rights and undermine creativity has been deleted in an official about-face over a controversial amendment to the Copyright Law.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Controversial copyright bill shelved

The government has shelved a controversial bill to amend the copyright law, in what commentators say is a way to facilitate the passing of Leung Chun-ying's government revamp plan before the current legislature's term expires.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Censoring parody no joke, says comedian

Jim Chim Sui-man fears that his next stage production, Mr Rubber Man, could be his last before he is put behind bars.

The comedian, who parodies copyrighted works extensively and shares videos of his productions online, is among numerous artists who could be sued if legislators pass changes to copyright law.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Copyright law will stop creativity

I am writing to express my views on the copyright bill which is being considered by the Legislative Council. I believe it will harm the creativity of Hongkongers because it will criminalise parodies or reproductions of art.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Deliver us from copyrights


15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rethink copyright bill, say artists

Hong Kong's creative minds have joined forces to demand that the government rethink the controversial copyright amendment bill and listen to the needs of artists in drafting the law.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Artists find clause for suspicion

During their recent campaigns to become the city's next chief executive, the two leading candidates found themselves targeted by web-based parodists who took their political satire into uncharted realms.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Our copyright laws repress creativity

The copyright amendment ordinance has been dubbed the 'Article 23 of the cyberworld' after national security legislation, withdrawn following massive protests in 2003. The bill aims to criminalise all copyright infringement, rather than just infringements for profit or which lead to significant damage.

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3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Copyright bill does not fit the digital age

The government's copyright amendment bill has been dubbed the Article 23 of the cyber world. It may just suffer the same fate as the original.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Asia waits to do the sums on US copyright ruling

A mathematics scholar from Thailand devised a textbook method of leveraging his Asian background into sizeable earnings, and the US Supreme Court agreed last week to decide whether his business plan is legal.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats failing to defend online free speech

The government has proposed to revise the copyright ordinance by introducing an amendment, which was discussed at the Legislative Council last Friday.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Copyright law no laughing matter

Spoof songs, photos and videos have provided much humour and social commentary on the internet, but the laughter could soon end in Hong Kong. The government is moving to overhaul its existing copyright ordinance with the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am