Fair isn't fair if it is prejudiced against one side. （側向一方的公平並非公正。）所以在公平的層面上，第三方案是向使用者公平。
This is the English "transcript" of Attacking Alan's speech on the special hearing on the LegCo Panel on Commerce and Industry for Copyright Amendment Bills. This comes from the simultaneous interpretation in LegCo with significant amendments to make it more readable.
"This is Attacking Alan from Advance on the Fear. Let me explain what does it mean by "Advance on the Fear". I mean Fear here, not Giants (A Cantonese pun). We have fear, because we are fearful of the government and others who want to suppress us.
"For example, the Copyright Amendment Bill will extend the definition of distribution to communication. This is to say if you send so-called infringing copies by electronic or other means, you would be in breach of the law as it may be a criminal offence. This extension would affect people's right on common use. For example, if you share something on Facebook, and those are (alleged) infringing copies, you would be in breach of the law.
"So we think if you extend the meaning of distribution as an offence, we would need to extend the rights and protections for copyright users. Such as if their use is non-commercial, or their use does not undermine the (interests of) original work, then it should be protected.
"Government has provided three options in this consultation on Parody use of Copyright. I do not think the government has clarify any of the various issues under Option 1 so it is inappropriate to be used. Only criminal liability is exempted in Option 2, but civil liability remains. What does this mean? This means someone (meaning Copyright owner) can sue a civil case or use civil litigation as a threat against derivative works or other copyrighted goods.
"Let me use a little bit of time to explain UGC, that is User Generated Content. UGC is either original or derived from other creative works, such as photoshopping pictures, rewriting songs, editing videos etc. These are unrelated to any profit (or monetary gains). So these non-profit making items should not affect the "statutory (this word is added erroneously)" rights of the original works. That is why we suggest the government should go for Option 4 (on UGC Exemption), but they should also exempt parody, satire, pastiche and pastiche (should be caricature here), because this is only fair.
"Fair isn't fair if it is prejudiced against one side (original line in English as omitted by interpreter). On the basis of fairness, Option 3 is fair to the user.
"Finally, my conclusion is the government should go for Option 3 and Option 4, because this is only fair to copyright users and even copyright owners."
No, you can't find me in that address now as I move out from the hall. Though I hang around there so...