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Why Hong Kong's Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 is right to reject a general exception for UGC


Although there were some suggestions to include a general exception for user-generated content (UGC) in Hong Kong's Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014, this idea has been rejected. The Bill only contains new provisions on exceptions where it is truly needed for the freedom of expression of UGC creators; for parodies and quotations. This short article presents seven reasons for which the drafters have chosen that right solution that may guarantee harmony with the relavant international norms.    

Publish date: 2014-07-15 22:27:00
Last modified: 2014-07-15 22:35:05
Author: Dr. Mihály J. Ficsor