Overview per Jurisdiction
Hong Kong SAR, China
Governing Law & Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Copyright Ordinance of 1997 (Cap.528)


Is there a specialized dispute resolution body? Yes
Which Body? The Copyright Tribunal
Do the general courts have jurisdiction to determine reasonable license terms where they cannot be agreed? No
Which court? N/A

Summary of Key Collecting Societies
Type of Licenses
TV Radio Online Production Mechanical Performance / Renting Live Events Products Others
CASH - Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Limited N/A N/A N/A N/A
HKRIA - Hong Kong Recording Industry Alliance Limited N/A N/A N/A N/A
PP(SEA)L - Phonographic Performance (South East Asia) Limited N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A - CMO does not offer this type of license

Level of Activity

The local collecting societies are generally active.

Contributors / Coordinators

Both Baker & McKenzie and WIPO coordinated and/or contributed content for this chapter. For more information on the relevant CMOs, please contact the CMOs directly.

Loke-Khoon Tan
Baker & McKenzie
Hong Kong
T: + 852 2846 1970
F: + 852 2842 1707

Donnie Dong
Baker & McKenzie
Hong Kong
T + 852 2846 1527