Is Freedom of Press in Hong Kong under severe attack by HKSAR Chief Executive Mr. CY Leung as Ms. Li Wei Ling 李慧玲 (FB page) alleged? You be the judge yourself after watch the full press conference. I personally believe Ms. Li Wei Ling 李慧玲 is a person of the highest integrity through her years of journalistic work. Have a watch of the clip 李慧玲回應被商台解僱事件記者會 starts at 1m23s (full press conference with Q&A on 2014/02/13, over 1 hour long) and judge for yourself.
According to CTV News “Encana seeks to remove embarrassing audio clip from Internet“,
“Now the company is asking Chirbit to remove the clip, according to The Globe and Mail.
“Encana is the copyright owner of the Recording. It was expressly stated at the outset of the Conference Call that ‘this conference call may not be recorded or rebroadcast without the express consent of Encana Corporation,’” Encana told the web site in a letter.
“The Recording has been posted without Encana’s consent. The unauthorized use of this Recording clearly constitutes copyright infringement. … Encana views this matter extremely seriously and requests that you respond to the undersigned on or before the close of business on Friday, February 22, 2013, failing which, Encana will have no other recourse but to take all actions as may be available to it to protect its proprietary rights.”
Chirbit has declined the request, invoking fair use laws and saying that under its policy, anyone who wants audio removed from its site should ask the poster to do so.“
To hear it for yourself in order to make an informed decision, have a listen to the audio clip in question – Warning: Offensive Language. Also have a read of Globe and Mail report, “Encana wants embarrassing audio file erased from Internet“.
To me, it seems a case could possibly be made that Encana is trying to subvert freedom of press by using copyright law, ultimately if it comes to a lawsuit it will be up to the judicial systems to decide. Now you have listened to the recording, and read the relevant materials, do you think Encana is trying to subvert freedom of press by using copyright law?
Please share your thoughts and comments. All comments are moderated but all fair comments will be approved and I will defend your rights to freedom of speech.
Stretching and bending Copyright Law
It should be noted that copyright law has been used in Canada in recent years to over-reach (in my opinion) into other unrelated areas. Take Euro-Excellence Inc. v. Kraft Canada Inc., 2007 SCC 37,  3 S.C.R. 20, a Supreme Court of Canada judgment on Canadian copyright law as an example, it ultimately is a case about the import of chocolate that somehow got twisted into a case about copyright.
Note: I have made a record of the audio clip in question as a backup in case the original recording was removed for any reason or by accident. Freedom of press is a principal worth protecting and fighting for by all working jouralists.
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報告法庭新聞本應非常重要，但一件簡單法院案件有須要窮追當事人嗎？真的有須要仗勢(報館的鏡頭)欺寧弱小，拍攝案中男女在法庭外逃跑，避開鏡頭的情況嗎？有須要將案件動畫化，加上抵死對白及攪笑音樂，將一件控方同意撤銷控罪，改以簽保守行為方式處理，裁判官頒令兩人自簽 1,000元，守行為 12個月的案件，放大萬倍嗎？有考慮到法庭已經給了他們法制下應得的懲罰嗎？我想知道，蘋果從何時開始得到凌駕於三權(行政，立法，司法)之上的蘋果公審/羞恥權？
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prime minister stephen harper had so much fun shutting down democracy and parliament, he has shutdown Freedom of Press as well.
From CBC “Media have no flight plan on PM’s plane” (emphasis added),
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is sneaking back into Canada through the front door.
Harper flew back from Switzerland today.
While in the air his office announced the appointment of five new Senators and the Supreme Court ruled he has the power to decide to ask if Omar Khadr could be repatriated.
What does Harper have to say about these developments? Nothing.
Journalists travelling with Harper are being kept on the plane to ensure the Prime Minister doesn’t face any questions in his short jaunt from the bottom of the staircase to his waiting limousine.
A prime minister that refuse to answer questions from the press, especially after important decisions of national significance, has lost the moral authority to govern.