February 15, 2016

Q&A: What if the copyright amendment bill is passed?

The government and civil society groups adopt different interpretations of the bill due to their divergent stances. They circulate the so called "lazyman bag" of different versions on the Internet, which have confused the general public. After a comparison of the "bags", a study on the bill, and consultations with scholars, HKTR prepares an independent Q&A for you.
January 19, 2016

Timeline of copyright legislation and amendments in Hong Kong

From the timeline compiled by HKTR, you will find the 6th copyright amendment bill the most difficult one in the history of copyright 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.
November 16, 2015

HKFP: 82 percent increase in Hong Kong gov’t requests for Facebook user data

Hong Kong Transparency Report was quoted on Saturday's Hong Kong Free Press for 82 percent increase in the number of requests for user data made by the Hong Kong government in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year.
November 4, 2015

New index ranks tech giants’ digital rights accountability

An index examining tech giants’ performance over respecting their users’ freedom of expression and privacy was launched on 3 November in New York, with Google rated the highest and Chinese Tencent the third lowest among the 16 companies which were reviewed.
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.