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Hong Kong government launches consultation on copyright legislation

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Hong Kong's government has launched on 24 November 2021 a three-month public consultation with the goal to update its copyright legislation.

The initiative comes seven years after Hong Kong last tried to modernise its copyright legislation, although attempts to pass the Copyright (Amendment) Bill of 2014 were eventually unsuccessful, due to strong objection from some political groups. Eventually, the government had to drop the proposed legislation in 2016.

As a result, “Hong Kong’s copyr...

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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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Creators and indie labels called for EU policy-makers to include transparency obligations in the final version of the AI Act

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Ahead of a key December 6 meeting of European Union's policy-maker to agree on a final version of the AI Act, voices from the creators' and independent music sectors have called for the legislation to ensure transparency on the way AI models are trained.

The December 6 meeting will gather the European Commission, Parliament and Council of Europe in a process known as the trilogue. A draft legislation adopted by the Parliament has been challenged by some countries that are attempting lower th...

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Europe’s AI Act caught between creators’ desire to prioritise transparency and tech companies calling for light legislation

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As the European Union is preparing to adopt new legislation on artificial intelligence contained in the AI Act, tech companies and organisations representing the tech sector and the creative community continue to push for two different visions on how AI should be regulated in the EU.

Tech companies are calling for light regulation in order not to hamper the development of AI in the region. Creators focus on transparency and remuneration of works used to train AI systems.

Both perspectives...

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Uruguay’s adoption of equitable remuneration criticised by Spotify and WIN

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The Parliament in Uruguay has adopted through the Ley de Rendición de Cuentas y Balance de Ejecución Presupuestal (Accountability and Budget Execution Law) an amendment introducing “fair and equitable remuneration” for performers.

Article 329 of the law changes Article 36 of the Copyright Law by introduces a right to remuneration applicable to "internet or digital networks of any type," in addition to the

Article 330 of the law modifies Article 39 of the Copyright Law introduces a ...

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