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528Title:COPYRIGHT ORDINANCE

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Table of contents of enactment:
Cap 528 Long title
Cap 528 Part IPRELIMINARY
Cap 528 s 1Short title and interpretation
Cap 528 Part IICOPYRIGHT
Cap 528 Part II Division ISUBSISTENCE, OWNERSHIP AND DURATION OF COPYRIGHT
Cap 528 s 2Copyright and copyright works
Cap 528 s 3Rights subsisting in copyright works
Cap 528 s 4Literary, dramatic and musical works
Cap 528 s 5Artistic works
Cap 528 s 6Sound recordings
Cap 528 s 7Films
Cap 528 s 8Broadcasts
Cap 528 s 9Cable programmes
Cap 528 s 10Published editions
Cap 528 s 11Authorship of work
Cap 528 s 12Works of joint authorship
Cap 528 s 13First ownership of copyright
Cap 528 s 14Employee works
Cap 528 s 15Commissioned works
Cap 528 s 16Government copyright, etc.
Cap 528 s 17Duration of copyright in literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works
Cap 528 s 18Duration of copyright in sound recordings
Cap 528 s 19Duration of copyright in films
Cap 528 s 20Duration of copyright in broadcasts and cable programmes
Cap 528 s 21Duration of copyright in typographical arrangement of published editions
Cap 528 Part II Division IIRIGHTS OF COPYRIGHT OWNER
Cap 528 s 22The acts restricted by copyright in a work
Cap 528 s 23Infringement of copyright by copying
Cap 528 s 24Infringement by issue of copies to the public
Cap 528 s 25Infringement by rental of work to the public
Cap 528 s 26Infringement by making available of copies to the public
Cap 528 s 27Infringement by performance, playing or showing of work in public
Cap 528 s 28Infringement by broadcasting or inclusion in a cable programme service
Cap 528 s 29Infringement by making adaptation or act done in relation to adaptation
Cap 528 s 30Secondary infringement: importing or exporting infringing copy
Cap 528 s 31Secondary infringement: possessing or dealing with infringing copy
Cap 528 s 32Secondary infringement: providing means for making infringing copies
Cap 528 s 33Secondary infringement: permitting use of premises for infringing performance
Cap 528 s 34Secondary infringement: provision of apparatus for infringing performance, etc.
Cap 528 s 35Meaning of "infringing copy"
Cap 528 s 35ACopy of a computer program, or of certain other works embodied in the same article as a computer program, not an "infringing copy" for the purposes of section 35(3)
Cap 528 s 35BImported copy not an "infringing copy" for the purposes of section 35(3)
Cap 528 s 36Defences for the purposes of sections 30 and 31
Cap 528 Part II Division IIIACTS PERMITTED IN RELATION TO COPYRIGHT WORKS
Cap 528 s 37Introductory provisions
Cap 528 s 38Research and private study
Cap 528 s 39Criticism, review and news reporting
Cap 528 s 40Incidental inclusion of copyright material
Cap 528 s 40ADefinitions for sections 40A to 40F
Cap 528 s 40BMaking a single accessible copy for a person with a print disability
Cap 528 s 40CMaking multiple accessible copies by specified bodies for persons with a print disability
Cap 528 s 40DIntermediate copies
Cap 528 s 40ERecords to be kept by specified bodies
Cap 528 s 40FSupplementary provisions for sections 40A to 40E
Cap 528 s 41AFair dealing for purposes of giving or receiving instruction
Cap 528 s 41Things done for purposes of instruction or examination
Cap 528 s 42Anthologies for educational use
Cap 528 s 43Performing, playing or showing work in course of activities of educational establishments
Cap 528 s 44Recording by educational establishments of broadcasts and cable programmes
Cap 528 s 45Reprographic copying made by educational establishments or pupils of passages from published works
Cap 528 s 46Libraries and archives: introductory
Cap 528 s 47Copying by librarians: articles in periodicals
Cap 528 s 48Copying by librarians: parts of published works
Cap 528 s 49Restriction on production of multiple copies of the same material
Cap 528 s 50Copying by librarians: supply of copies to other libraries
Cap 528 s 51Copying by librarians or archivists: replacement copies of works
Cap 528 s 52Copying by librarians or archivists: certain unpublished works
Cap 528 s 53Copying by librarians or archivists: articles of cultural or historical importance
Cap 528 s 54AFair dealing for purposes of public administration
Cap 528 s 54BLegislative Council
Cap 528 s 54Judicial proceedings
Cap 528 s 55Statutory inquiries
Cap 528 s 56Material open to public inspection or on official register
Cap 528 s 57Material communicated to the Government in the course of public business
Cap 528 s 58Public records
Cap 528 s 59Acts done under statutory authority
Cap 528 s 60Lawful user may make back-up copy of computer program
Cap 528 s 61Lawful user may copy or adapt computer program
Cap 528 s 62Use of typeface in ordinary course of printing
Cap 528 s 63Articles for producing material in particular typeface
Cap 528 s 64Transfers of copies of works in electronic form
Cap 528 s 65Certain acts permitted where works made available to the public
Cap 528 s 66Anonymous or pseudonymous works: acts permitted on assumptions as to expiry of copyright or death of author
Cap 528 s 67Use of notes or recordings of spoken words in certain cases
Cap 528 s 68Public reading or recitation
Cap 528 s 69Abstracts of scientific or technical articles
Cap 528 s 70Recordings of folksongs
Cap 528 s 71Representation of certain artistic works on public display
Cap 528 s 72Advertisement of sale of artistic work
Cap 528 s 73Making of subsequent works by same artist
Cap 528 s 74Reconstruction of buildings
Cap 528 s 75Films: acts permitted on assumptions as to expiry of copyright, etc.
Cap 528 s 76Performance, showing or playing of works for purposes of club, society, etc.
Cap 528 s 77Incidental recording for purposes of broadcast or cable programme
Cap 528 s 78Recording for purposes of supervision and control of broadcasts and cable programmes
Cap 528 s 79Recording for purposes of time-shifting
Cap 528 s 80Photographs of television broadcasts or cable programmes
Cap 528 s 81Free public showing or playing of broadcast or cable programme
Cap 528 s 81APlaying of sound broadcasts inside vehicles
Cap 528 s 82Reception and re-transmission of broadcast in cable programme service
Cap 528 s 83Provision of sub-titled copies of broadcast or cable programme
Cap 528 s 84Recording for archival purposes
Cap 528 s 85Adaptations
Cap 528 s 86Corresponding design
Cap 528 s 87Effect of exploitation of design derived from artistic work
Cap 528 s 88Things done in reliance on registration of design
Cap 528 Part II Division IVMORAL RIGHTS
Cap 528 s 89Right to be identified as author or director
Cap 528 s 90Requirement that right be asserted
Cap 528 s 91Exceptions to right
Cap 528 s 92Right to object to derogatory treatment of work
Cap 528 s 93Exceptions to right
Cap 528 s 94Qualification of right in certain cases
Cap 528 s 95Infringement of right by possessing or dealing with infringing article
Cap 528 s 96False attribution of work
Cap 528 s 97Duration of rights
Cap 528 s 98Consent and waiver of rights
Cap 528 s 99Application of provisions to joint works
Cap 528 s 100Application of provisions to parts of works
Cap 528 Part II Division VDEALINGS WITH RIGHTS IN COPYRIGHT WORKS
Cap 528 s 101Assignment and licences
Cap 528 s 102Prospective ownership of copyright
Cap 528 s 103Exclusive licences
Cap 528 s 104Copyright to pass under will with unpublished work
Cap 528 s 105Moral rights not assignable
Cap 528 s 106Transmission of moral rights on death
Cap 528 Part II Division VIREMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT
Cap 528 s 107Infringement actionable by copyright owner
Cap 528 s 108Provisions as to damages in infringement action
Cap 528 s 109Order for delivery up
Cap 528 s 110Period after which remedy of delivery up not available
Cap 528 s 111Order as to disposal of infringing copy or other article
Cap 528 s 112Rights and remedies of exclusive licensee
Cap 528 s 113Exercise of concurrent rights
Cap 528 s 114Remedies for infringement of moral rights
Cap 528 s 115Presumptions relevant to literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works
Cap 528 s 116Presumptions relevant to sound recordings, films and computer programs
Cap 528 s 117Presumptions relevant to works subject to Government copyright
Cap 528 s 118Offences in relation to making or dealing with infringing articles, etc.*
Cap 528 s 118AApplication of sections 60 and 61 to offences under section 118(1)
Cap 528 s 119Penalties for offences under section 118
Cap 528 s 119AOffence in relation to possession of infringing copies in a copying service business
Cap 528 s 119BOffence in relation to making for distribution or distributing on a regular or frequent basis infringing copies of copyright works in printed form contained in books, etc.
Cap 528 s 120#Making infringing copies outside Hong Kong, etc.
Cap 528 s 120ATime limit for prosecutions
Cap 528 s 121Affidavit evidence
Cap 528 s 122Powers of investigating officers
Cap 528 s 123Authority to issue warrant for entry and search
Cap 528 s 124Obstruction of investigating officers
Cap 528 s 125Liability of persons other than principal offender
Cap 528 s 126Disclosure of information, etc.
Cap 528 s 127Protection of informers in criminal proceedings
Cap 528 s 128Inspection of articles, release of samples, etc.
Cap 528 s 129Multilateral co-operation
Cap 528 s 130Offences relating to disclosure of information
Cap 528 s 131Seized articles, etc. liable to forfeiture
Cap 528 s 132Disposal of articles, etc. where a person is charged
Cap 528 s 133Determination of application for forfeiture
Cap 528 s 134Jurisdiction of District Court
Cap 528 Part II Division VIIPROCEEDINGS RELATING TO IMPORTATION OF INFRINGING ARTICLES
Cap 528 s 135Definitions
Cap 528 s 136Application for detention order
Cap 528 s 137Issuance of detention order
Cap 528 s 138Enforcement of detention order
Cap 528 s 139Variation or setting aside of detention order
Cap 528 s 140Disclosure of information
Cap 528 s 141Inspection of articles, release of samples, etc.
Cap 528 s 142Costs payable
Cap 528 s 143Compensation payable to importer, etc.
Cap 528 s 144Rules
Cap 528 Part II Division VIIICOPYRIGHT LICENSING
Cap 528 s 145Licensing schemes and licensing bodies
Cap 528 s 146Registrar of Copyright Licensing Bodies
Cap 528 s 147Maintenance of register and inspection
Cap 528 s 148Application for registration and renewal
Cap 528 s 149Registration, issue of certificate of registration
Cap 528 s 150Change of royalty charges during currency of certificate
Cap 528 s 151Duration of registration, renewal and cancellation
Cap 528 s 152Regulations
Cap 528 s 153No liability in the case of the bona fide exercise of functions under this Division
Cap 528 s 154Licensing schemes to which sections 155 to 160 apply
Cap 528 s 155Reference of proposed licensing scheme to Tribunal
Cap 528 s 156Reference of licensing scheme to Tribunal
Cap 528 s 157Further reference of scheme to Tribunal
Cap 528 s 158Application for grant of licence in connection with licensing scheme
Cap 528 s 159Application for review of order as to entitlement to licence
Cap 528 s 160Effect of order of Tribunal as to licensing scheme
Cap 528 s 161Licences to which sections 162 to 166 apply
Cap 528 s 162Reference to Tribunal of proposed licence
Cap 528 s 163Reference to Tribunal of expiring licence
Cap 528 s 164Tribunal may award interim payment and restrict application for interlocutory injunction
Cap 528 s 165Application for review of order as to licence
Cap 528 s 166Effect of order of Tribunal as to licence
Cap 528 s 167General considerations: unreasonable discrimination
Cap 528 s 168Implied indemnity in certain schemes and licences
Cap 528 Part II Division IXTHE COPYRIGHT TRIBUNAL
Cap 528 s 169The Copyright Tribunal
Cap 528 s 170Membership of Tribunal
Cap 528 s 171Financial provisions
Cap 528 s 172Constitution for purposes of proceedings
Cap 528 s 173Jurisdiction of Tribunal
Cap 528 s 174General power to make rules
Cap 528 s 175Costs, proof of orders, etc.
Cap 528 s 176Appeal to court on point of law
Cap 528 Part II Division XQUALIFICATION FOR COPYRIGHT PROTECTION
Cap 528 s 177Qualification for copyright protection
Cap 528 s 178Qualification by reference to author
Cap 528 s 179Ships, aircraft and hovercraft registered in Hong Kong
Cap 528 s 180Denial of copyright protection to people of countries, etc. not giving adequate protection to Hong Kong works
Cap 528 s 181Meaning of first publication and material time
Cap 528 Part II Division XIMISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL
Cap 528 s 182Government copyright
Cap 528 s 183Copyright in Ordinances
Cap 528 s 184Legislative Council copyright
Cap 528 s 185Copyright in bills
Cap 528 s 186Legislative Council: supplementary provisions with respect to copyright
Cap 528 s 187Groundless threat of proceedings in relation to “parallel-imported” copies of works
Cap 528 s 188Copyright vesting in international organizations
Cap 528 s 189Folklore, etc.: anonymous unpublished works
Cap 528 s 190Protection of Commissioner and authorized officers
Cap 528 s 191Transitional provisions and savings
Cap 528 s 192Rights and privileges under other enactments or the common law
Cap 528 s 193General provisions as to construction
Cap 528 s 194Construction of references to copyright owner
Cap 528 s 195Meaning of "educational establishment" and related expressions
Cap 528 s 196Meaning of "publication" and "commercial publication"
Cap 528 s 197Requirement of signature: application in relation to body corporate
Cap 528 s 198Minor definitions
Cap 528 s 199Index of defined expressions
Cap 528 Part IIIRIGHTS IN PERFORMANCES
Cap 528 Part III Division ITHE RIGHTS, INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT
Cap 528 s 200Rights conferred on performers and persons having fixation rights
Cap 528 s 201Qualifying performances
Cap 528 s 202Consent required for fixation, etc. of unfixed performance
Cap 528 s 203Consent required for copying of fixation
Cap 528 s 204Consent required for issue of copies to public
Cap 528 s 205Consent required for making available of copies to public
Cap 528 s 206Infringement of performer's rights by use of fixation made without consent
Cap 528 s 207Infringement of performer's rights by importing, exporting, possessing or dealing with infringing fixation
Cap 528 s 207AInfringement of performers' rights by renting copies to the public without consent
Cap 528 s 208Exclusive fixation contracts and persons having fixation rights
Cap 528 s 209Consent required for fixation of performance subject to exclusive contract
Cap 528 s 210Infringement of fixation rights by use of fixation made without consent
Cap 528 s 211Infringement of fixation rights by importing, exporting, possessing or dealing with infringing fixation
Cap 528 s 212Acts permitted notwithstanding rights conferred by this Division
Cap 528 s 213Power of Tribunal to give consent on behalf of owner of right of reproduction in certain cases
Cap 528 s 213APower of Tribunal to give consent on behalf of owners of performers' rental right in certain cases
Cap 528 s 214Duration of rights
Cap 528 s 215Performers' economic rights
Cap 528 s 216Assignment and licences
Cap 528 s 217Prospective ownership of a performer's economic rights
Cap 528 s 218Exclusive licences
Cap 528 s 219Performer's economic right to pass under will with unpublished original fixation
Cap 528 s 220Infringement actionable by rights owner
Cap 528 s 221Provisions as to damages in infringement action
Cap 528 s 222Right and remedies for exclusive licensee
Cap 528 s 223Exercise of concurrent rights
Cap 528 s 224Performers' non-economic rights
Cap 528 s 225Transmissibility of rights of person having fixation rights
Cap 528 s 226Consent
Cap 528 s 227Infringement actionable
Cap 528 s 228Order for delivery up
Cap 528 s 229Meaning of "infringing fixation"
Cap 528 s 229AImported fixation not an "infringing fixation" for the purposes of section 229(4)
Cap 528 s 230Period after which remedy of delivery up not available
Cap 528 s 231Order as to disposal of infringing fixation
Cap 528 s 232Jurisdiction of District Court
Cap 528 s 233Jurisdiction of Copyright Tribunal
Cap 528 s 234Qualifying person
Cap 528 s 235Ships, aircraft and hovercraft registered in Hong Kong
Cap 528 s 236Denial of protection to people of countries, etc. not giving adequate protection to Hong Kong performers
Cap 528 s 237Transitional provisions and savings
Cap 528 s 238Expressions having same meaning as in copyright provisions
Cap 528 s 239Index of defined expressions
Cap 528 Part III Division IIRIGHTS IN PERFORMANCES: PERMITTED ACTS
Cap 528 s 240Introductory
Cap 528 s 241Criticism, reviews and news reporting
Cap 528 s 242Incidental inclusion of performance or fixation
Cap 528 s 242AFair dealing for purposes of giving or receiving instruction
Cap 528 s 243Things done for purposes of instruction or examination
Cap 528 s 244Playing or showing sound recording, film, broadcast or cable programme at educational establishment
Cap 528 s 245Recording of broadcasts and cable programmes by educational establishments
Cap 528 s 246Copying by librarians or archivists: articles of cultural or historical importance
Cap 528 s 246AFair dealing for purposes of public administration
Cap 528 s 246BLegislative Council
Cap 528 s 247Judicial proceedings
Cap 528 s 248Statutory inquiries
Cap 528 s 249Public records
Cap 528 s 250Acts done under statutory authority
Cap 528 s 251Transfer of fixations of performances in electronic form
Cap 528 s 252Certain copying permitted when performances made available to the public
Cap 528 s 253Use of fixations of spoken words in certain cases
Cap 528 s 254Fixations of folksongs
Cap 528 s 255Performance, showing or playing of works for purposes of club, society, etc.
Cap 528 s 256Incidental fixation for purposes of broadcast or cable programme
Cap 528 s 257Recordings for purposes of supervision and control of broadcasts and cable programmes
Cap 528 s 258Free public showing or playing of broadcast or cable programme
Cap 528 s 258APlaying of sound broadcasts inside vehicles
Cap 528 s 259Reception and re-transmission of broadcast in cable programme service
Cap 528 s 260Provision of sub-titled copies of broadcast or cable programme
Cap 528 s 261Recording of broadcast or cable programme for archival purposes
Cap 528 Part III Division IIIPROCEEDINGS RELATING TO IMPORTATION OF INFRINGING FIXATIONS
Cap 528 s 262Definitions
Cap 528 s 263Application for detention order
Cap 528 s 264Issuance of detention order
Cap 528 s 265Enforcement of detention order
Cap 528 s 266Variation or setting aside of detention order
Cap 528 s 267Disclosure of information
Cap 528 s 268Inspection of articles, release of samples, etc.
Cap 528 s 269Costs payable
Cap 528 s 270Compensation payable to importer, etc.
Cap 528 s 271Rules
Cap 528 s 272Protection of Commissioner and authorized officers
Cap 528 Part IIIAPERFORMERS' MORAL RIGHTS
Cap 528 s 272AMoral rights conferred on certain performers
Cap 528 s 272BRight to be identified as performer
Cap 528 s 272CRequirement that right under section 272B be asserted
Cap 528 s 272DExceptions to right under section 272B
Cap 528 s 272ERight to object to derogatory treatment
Cap 528 s 272FInfringing of right under section 272E by possessing or dealing with infringing articles
Cap 528 s 272GExceptions to right under section 272E
Cap 528 s 272HDuration of rights
Cap 528 s 272IConsent and waiver of rights
Cap 528 s 272JApplication of provisions to joint performers
Cap 528 s 272KApplication of provisions to part of performance
Cap 528 s 272LMoral rights not assignable
Cap 528 s 272MTransmission of moral rights on death
Cap 528 s 272NRemedies for infringement of performers' moral rights
Cap 528 s 272OPresumptions relevant to sound recordings in which performances are fixed
Cap 528 Part IVTECHNOLOGICAL MEASURES AND GENERAL
Cap 528 s 273Interpretation of sections 273 to 273H
Cap 528 s 273ARights and remedies in respect of circumvention of effective technological measures
Cap 528 s 273BRights and remedies in respect of devices and services designed to circumvent effective technological measures
Cap 528 s 273COffences in relation to circumvention of effective technological measures
Cap 528 s 273DExceptions to section 273A
Cap 528 s 273EExceptions to section 273B
Cap 528 s 273FExceptions to section 273C
Cap 528 s 273GApplication of sections 273, 273A, 273B, 273D and 273E to performances
Cap 528 s 273HExceptions to sections 273A, 273B, 273C and 273G
Cap 528 s 274Rights and remedies in respect of unlawful acts to interfere with rights management information
Cap 528 s 275Rights and remedies in respect of apparatus, etc. for unauthorized reception of transmissions
Cap 528 s 276Denial of rights under section 275 to people of countries, etc. not giving adequate protection to Hong Kong broadcasts, cable programmes and encrypted transmissions
Cap 528 s 277Supplementary provisions as to fraudulent reception
Cap 528 s 278Commissioner may authorize officers
Cap 528 s 279Interpretation
Cap 528 s 280(Omitted as spent)
Cap 528 s 281Repeals
Cap 528 s 282Transitional provisions and savings in relation to amendments effected by the Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance 2003
Cap 528 s 283Transitional provisions and savings in relation to amendments effected by the Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance 2007
Cap 528 Sched 1EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS
Cap 528 Sched 1AACIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH SECTION 119B(1) OF THIS ORDINANCE DOES NOT APPLY (EXTENT OF MAKING OR DISTRIBUTION OF INFRINGING COPIES)
Cap 528 Sched 1ABCIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH SECTION 119B(1) OF THIS ORDINANCE DOES NOT APPLY (MANNER OF DISTRIBUTION OF INFRINGING COPIES)
Cap 528 Sched 1ABODIES AND AUTHORITIES SPECIFIED FOR PURPOSES OF DEFINITION OF "SPECIFIED COURSE OF STUDY"
Cap 528 Sched 2COPYRIGHT: TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS
Cap 528 Sched 3RIGHTS IN PERFORMANCE: TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS
Cap 528 Sched 4(Omitted as spent)
Cap 528 Sched 5REPEALS
Cap 528 Sched 6TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS
Cap 528 Sched 7TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS IN RELATION TO AMENDMENTS EFFECTED BY THE COPYRIGHT (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 2007 (15 OF 2007)




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