HK-Copyright-Bill-Poster-web-20151214-v2The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014 recently ignited severe controversy before a legislative debate. Netizens are worried that the Bill will further undermine internet freedom, yet the Government insists that it still provides sufficient protection to those sharing content online. Is the policy change untimely, or are netizens’ anxieties unnecessary? How can we truly maintain a balance between copyright protection and freedom of communication?

Speakers:

Peter Yu – Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law, Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Haifa, The University of Hong Kong, University of Strasbourg and Hanken School of Economics
Craig Choy – Legal consultant of Keyboard Frontline
Adrian Chow – Renowned local lyricist
Chris Ng – Progressive Lawyers Group

Host:
Scarlett Yu – Hong Kong In-media

Date: 18 December 2015 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Venue: KKLG109 K. K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese (complemented with English when necessary)

Register here before the end of 17 December to attend the event: http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx…

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and the registration quota for this event is 130.

Contact Benjamin Zhou at benzhou@hku.hk or phone at 3917 1652 for any queries.

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