Hong Kong Amends Copyright Law To Step Up Enforcement

Law360, New York (March 25, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Hong Kong Legislative Council passed and approved two bills Wednesday to reinforce actions against copyright infringement.

The bills are the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2003 and the Copyright (Suspension of Amendments) Ordinance 2001 (Amendment) Notice 2004.

Under the existing copyright ordinance, making an infringing copy of a copyright work for sale or hire is already an offense.

The amendments will not increase penalties, but are intended to will facilitate enforcement action and prosecution work against illicit reproduction of printed works and strengthen copyright protection for such...
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