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August 30: Panel – How Should Hong Kong Copyright Law Handle Parodies and Secondary Creations?

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The JMSC will host a panel discussion of how Hong Kong copyright law should handle parodies and secondary creations on August 30.

Parodies, satire and mashups abound in today’s culture, particularly on the Internet, but should they be regulated and, if so, how?

In July 2013, the government launched a consultation on the treatment of parodies under the Hong Kong copyright regime. What options did the consultation document identify? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each option? Are the options mutually exclusive, or can they be combined? Should the government consider other options?

A leading expert on international intellectual property and communication law, and a Hong Kong lawmaker/Internet entrepreneur discuss this timely topic.

Panel: How Should Hong Kong Copyright Law Handle Parodies and Secondary Creations?

Date: Friday, August 30, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Venue: T5, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong


Professor Peter K. Yu (余家明), Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property and Director of the Intellectual Property Law Center, Drake University Law School, USA.

The Honourable Charles Mok (莫乃光), Legislative Councillor, representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency of HKSAR.


Associate Professor Doreen Weisenhaus, Director, Media Law Project, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong

This event is free and open to the public.