Seminar – LawTechTalk

UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
invites you to a free seminar,
one of the 2008 Cyberspace Law and Policy Series


"Intellectual Property Transplants in the Digital Age"


Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School


Friday 28 November 2008


12.30-1.30pm, including time for questions and discussion


Board room, 2nd Floor,
Faculty of Law building
UNSW lower campus (near Roundhouse), Kensington, Sydney



The advent of the Internet and new communications technologies has created many challenges for the copyright system. To protect the interests of copyright holders, policymakers throughout the world have been scrambling for legislative solutions, which are often modeled after laws in other countries and are heavily lobbied by the creative industries. Using as illustrations the recently proposed digital copyright reforms in Hong Kong and the ongoing efforts to introduce the creative commons license in the region, this presentation examines the strengths and weaknesses of legal transplants and offers guidelines on determining when those transplants would be undesirable.

  About the Speakers:

Peter K. Yu holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is the founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School. He is also a Wenlan Scholar Chair Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China. In the summer, he serves as Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. Before joining Drake University, he founded the nationally-renowned Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program at Michigan State University, at which he held faculty appointments in law, communication arts and sciences, and Asian studies.


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