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    Copyright Overview

    • NATURE

      It is a legal right governed and established by relevant copyright law to protect the interests of the owner of an original work; and it is a private property right exclusively controlled by the relevant copyright owner.

    • VALUE

      Cultural value

      Creativity in a community, and in turn its culture, will be encouraged and promoted if copyright is adequately protected.

      Economic value

      Copyright works can be traded in both domestic and overseas markets if copyright is adequately protected. The economy will in turn be benefited.

    • COPYRIGHT WORKS

      Copyright subsists in the following descriptions of work:

      original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works; sound recordings, films, broadcasts or cable programmes; the typographical arrangement of published editions.

    • MUSIC RELATED COPYRIGHT WORKS

      Melody

      Termed as musical work in the Hong Kong's Copyright Ordinance

      Lyrics

      Termed as literary work in the Hong Kong's Copyright Ordinance

      Cassette, CD, MD and similar audi products

      Termed as sound recording in the Hong Kong's Copyright Ordinance

    • DURATION OF PROTECTION FOR MUSIC RELATED COPYRIGHT WORKS

      Musical & Literary Work, i.e. melody and lyrics

      Until 50 years after the creator dies

      Sound Recording, i.e. cassette, CD, MD, etc.

      Until 50 years after it is manufactured

    • CERTAIN TYPES OF MUSIC COPYRIGHT

      Types of Music Copyright Musical & Literary Works
      The right to cop
      Music publisher

      Note : CASH does control this right for a small repertoire (mainly consisting of foreign works for which no agents are present in Hong Kong).

      CASH - Reproduction Right for Karaoke Server

      The right to perform in public CASH
      The right to broadcast or include in a cable programme service CASH
      The right to make available copies for access through the internet CASH

     

     

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