Lecturer: Sky Canaves
In the age of the Internet, copyright issues have become increasingly more important for both traditional and online media. What major copyright issues arise for both media companies and individual journalists? How has the increase in online publications complicated the conflict between copyright violations versus fair dealing/fair use? What do journalists need to know about “hyperlinking”? What are the alternatives to traditional
copyright (e.g., Creative Commons)?
• Copyright (Chapter 10), and excerpts, Copyright Ordinance (Cap 528), pp 264-271, Hong Kong Media Law
• Yu, “Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment: Creating a Better Digital Future for Hong Kong,” Sept 2008, and “Copy Rights,” 8 Sept. 2008, South China Morning Post
• “Copyright Protection in Hong Kong,” and “Copyright for Journalists,” Intellectual Property Department, Hong Kong SAR http://www.ipd.gov.hk/eng/copyright.htm
• Lee, “Legal Sharing in the Digital Era (Creative Commons),” Media Digest, Nov. 2008
• Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted by the 7th National People’s Congress in 1990 and amended by the 9th NPC in 2001.
• Copyright (Chapter 10), First Amendment Handbook (U.S.)
• “British Online Copyright Laws Draw Debates,” The New York Times, March 4, 2010
–Oriental Press Group v. Apple Daily 1998 (use of photograph)
–Lam Tai-hing v. Linda Koo, 1994 (substantial similarity)
–Chan Nai Ming v. HKSAR (Bit Torrent piracy case) 2007