Legislation

January 5, 2016

Copyright scholar says the proposed exceptions unclear

An international copyright expert Peter Yu said at a seminar co-organised by hk-inmedia and JMSC that the exceptions in Hong Kong’s amendment bill were less clearly defined than the government claimed, but the rare combination of the British "fair dealing" and the American "fair use" doctrine might narrow the scope of exceptions.
October 18, 2015

Internet giants say no to US cybersecurity act

Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other technology big names spoke out against a proposed legislation aimed at promoting information sharing for cyber security between the companies and government.
September 6, 2015

Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200)

As of June 2015, at least nine activists had been arrested for online remarks. All were charged with under Section 161 of the Crimes Ordinance: "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."
August 9, 2015

Code on Access to Information

The Code on Access to Information provides a formal framework for access to information held by government departments. It defines the scope of information that will be provided, sets out how the information will be made available either routinely or in response to request, lays down procedures governing its release, as well as procedures for review or complaint.