It is a legal right governed and established by relevant copyright law to protect the interests of the owner of an original work; and it is a private property right exclusively controlled by the relevant copyright owner.
Creativity in a community, and in turn its culture, will be encouraged and promoted if copyright is adequately protected.
Copyright works can be traded in both domestic and overseas markets if copyright is adequately protected. The economy will in turn be benefited.
Copyright subsists in the following descriptions of work:
original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works; sound recordings, films, broadcasts or cable programmes; the typographical arrangement of published editions.
MUSIC RELATED COPYRIGHT WORKS
Termed as musical work in the Hong Kong's Copyright Ordinance
Termed as literary work in the Hong Kong's Copyright Ordinance
Cassette, CD, MD and similar audi products
Termed as sound recording in the Hong Kong's Copyright Ordinance
DURATION OF PROTECTION FOR MUSIC RELATED COPYRIGHT WORKS
Musical & Literary Work, i.e. melody and lyrics
Until 50 years after the creator dies
Sound Recording, i.e. cassette, CD, MD, etc.
Until 50 years after it is manufactured
CERTAIN TYPES OF MUSIC COPYRIGHT
Types of Music Copyright Musical & Literary Works The right to cop
Note : CASH does control this right for a small repertoire (mainly consisting of foreign works for which no agents are present in Hong Kong).
CASH - Reproduction Right for Karaoke Server
The right to perform in public CASH The right to broadcast or include in a cable programme service CASH The right to make available copies for access through the internet CASH