HONG KONG: The Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals'
Association (HKPRPA) is lobbying the Hong Kong government to review its
amendment to a copyright law which outlaws photocopying of newspaper
In a statement the PR industry body said the amendment had caused
'serious confusion' in the PR industry and the public at large.
'It is most unfortunate that there is no system in place to administer
the new copyright law when it went into force,' said HKPRPA president
Under the new law, which was implemented on 1 April, photocopying
newspapers without a copyright licence is an offence (PRWeek, 20
The HKPRPA's move has gained wider support among politicians and the
industry, including Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who
represents the General Chamber of Commerce in the legislature.
Tsui urged the Government to consult the PR industry and other related
industries for ways to resolve the issue.