(17 February 2016) A meeting between the Government, lawmakers, internet users and copyright owners was held today to discuss the Copyright (Amendment) Bill.
Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So told reporters the meeting was conducted in an orderly manner, but all parties have well-entrenched positions and failed to reach a consensus.
He said: “some pan-democratic members are requesting the Government to have a middle-ground proposal. But I don’t see any point of bringing this up because either side is not really in agreement right now and is quite far apart.”
He also quoted the Bar Association’s statement which called for the bill’s passage.
He reiterated that the Government has no plan to withdraw the bill and called on lawmakers to pass it.
The announcement is here.