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Last call for the European Copyright Directive as Parliament prepares to vote

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By Emmanuel Legrand

On Tuesday March 26 at 12:30pm, Brussels time, members of the European Parliament will cast their vote on the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market, one of the most controversial and contentious piece of legislation in recent times that has been debated for over three years. The Directive will introduce a new framework for creators and content users that has the support of the former but was met with fierce opposition from the latter.
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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Hong Kong’s Copyright (Amendment) Bill scheduled to pass by the end of the year

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David Wong, Director of Hong Kong's Intellectual Property Department, expects the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2022 to be passed by the region's Legislative Council (LegCo).

Speaking to RTHK at the 12th Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum, Wong said, “We are striving for the passage of the copyright amendment bill in 2022, to strengthen copyright protection in the digital environment.”

The bill was gazetted on May 27, 2022, and in awaiting approval from LegCo. Wong said the govern...

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The UK’s CMA completes its market study into music and streaming services without calling for a full market investigation

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The UK's Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has concluded its market study into music and streaming services by deciding not to undertake a full market investigation, considering that the outcomes from streaming "are good for consumers."

"We have found that it is unlikely that the outcomes that concern many stakeholders are primarily driven by competition," reads the final report from the CMA. "Consequently, it is unlikely that a competition intervention would improve outcomes overall...

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Singapore regulators seek comments on the draft Copyright Regulations 2023 on collective management organisations

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Interested parties have until December 4, 2022 to provide comments on the draft Copyright (Collective Management Organisations) Regulations 2023, in a consultation organised by the Ministry of Law of Singapore (MinLAw) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).

The draft Regulations set out the licence conditions which collective management organisations (CMOs) must comply with under a mandatory class licencing scheme administered by IPOS, as well as procedural matters relatin...

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