Creative Commons: Copyright in the digital age For Greater China and Hong Kong creativecommons.org China Mainland: cn.creativecommons.org Taiwan: creativecommons.org.tw Hong Kong (preparatory site): cchk.wetpaint.com
Hong Kong’s “Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment” consultation (2006)
Consultation in Hong Kong: leaning toward the rights of the “copyright owners” only?
“ Stricter enforcement on copyright protection = sustainable and beneficial environment for creative industry“ ??
Criminal liability for “illegal downloading”?
No mention of fair use, copyleft (including Creative Commons), or issues of industry cartel
“ In principle, Curry owns the copyright in the four photos, and the photos, by their posting on that website, are subject to the [Creative Commons] License. Therefore Audax should observe the conditions that control the use by third parties of the photos as stated in the License…The claim [...] will therefore be allowed; defendants will be enjoined from publishing all photos that [Curry] has published on www.flickr.com, unless this occurs in accordance with the conditions of the License.”
Curry v. Audax, District Court of Amsterdam – March 9, 2006 , Interim measure, Case no. 334492 / KG 06-176 SR
This presentation contains elements or contributions from:
Rebecca Mackinnon, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong
Catharina Maracke, Creative Commons International
Jon Philips, Creative Commons
Creative Commons Austria/Public Voice Lab
Thanks! Charles Mok Chairman Internet Society Hong Kong [email_address] charlesmok.blogspot.com www.flickr.com/photos/charlesmok This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/