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Hong Kong proposes copyright law amendments

Erica Poon, Hong Kong

A bill to enact long-awaited changes to Hong Kong’s Copyright Ordinance received its first reading in the Legislative Council this week

The 85-page Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2011 introduces a safe harbour for online service providers (OSPs) that might save them from infringement liability and establishes a new exclusive right for copyright owners to communicate their works electronically.

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