Hong Kong

Establishment of the Communications Authority

Sunday, 01 April 2012

Communications Authority ("CA") of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a unified regulatory body overseeing the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, has been established on Apr 1, 2012.Click here for more information.


CASBAA Urges Improvement of HK Copyright Legislation

Friday, 22 July 2011

In a submission to Hong Kong's Legislative Council, CASBAA repeated its concern that the current Copyright Amendments bill, the product of six years of discussion to update Hong Kong's legislation for the digital era, "will not in itself do much to deter further rapid growth in online piracy of television content." CASBAA urged the SAR authorities to add to the legislation provisions to encourage ISPs to adopt policies to assist with consumer education, and deter abuse of the internet by serial infringers. View the Legislative Council submission here.


Briefing on Hong Kong’s new Communications Authority

Friday, 17 September 2010

Hong Kong government officials provided a briefing for CASBAA and other broadcasting stakeholders on plans to “converge” existing regulators into a new Communications Authority. The presentation can be downloaded here.


Hong Kong rethinks streaming regulations

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

The Hollywood Reporter Online - The Hong Kong government is proposing regulations to protect content-streaming technology, including moves to introduce a voluntary code of practice for online service providers, to be used in court cases determining whether the OSPs are responsible of copyright infringement.

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Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority presents survey findings

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Broadcasting Authority - The Broadcasting Authority released findings showing that 35.8% of the free TV viewers had come across offensive materials. The Authority is planning to work with a local university on a research study on the benchmarks relating to the use of language in broadcasting.