Magazine article Screen International

Hong Kong Content, Internet Orgs Unite to Fight Online Piracy

Magazine article Screen International

Hong Kong Content, Internet Orgs Unite to Fight Online Piracy

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Twelve Hong Kong associations, representing the content and online services industries, have pledged to work together to combat online copyright theft.

The 12 associations signed a Letter of Intent at the fourth ISP Symposium in Macau, committing them to use technical measures to fight against online copyright violations.

Signatories included the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association Limited (MPIA), the Hong Kong Theatres Association (HKTA), the Hong Kong Video Development Foundation (HKVDF), the International Federation Against Copyright Theft, Greater China (IFACT-GC) and the Online Service Providers Alliance (OSPA).

The letter read: "In order to provide a healthy platform for legitimate online business and strengthen copyright protection in the digital environment, we jointly agree to apply appropriate and enforceable technical measures to drive out infringing content from the Internet, with a balance towards protecting freedom of expression and fostering creativity on the Internet."

Signatories also included the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA), the International Federation of Creativity and Technology (IFOCAT), the International Intellectual Property Protection Centre (IIPPC), the Movie Producers and Distributors Association of Hong Kong Limited (MPDA), the Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC-HK), domain name registry operator DotAsia and IT services company the Sun Network. …

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