Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Second HKU-Vienna Workshop on IP and Prosumerism (Report)

Second HKU-Vienna Joint Workshop on Intellectual Property and Prosumerism
Following the success of the first joint workshop at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) on 8 March 2016, the second joint workshop on IP and Prosumerism was held at HKU on 6 May 2016. The workshop invited officials of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (HKIPD), Miss S.K. Lee and Jasmine Kun, to provide an overview of Hong Kong’s proposed copyright law amendment, which was followed by a roundtable discussion on prosumerism and Hong Kong copyright law, moderated by Professor Martin Winner of WU Vienna, and participated by Dr. Frank Wan, Mr. Geoffrey Lau and Mr. Ronald Yu. The second part of the workshop consisted of four excellent presentations by Dr. Jyh-An Lee (CUHK), Dr. Clemens Appl (WU Vienna), Dr. Wenwei Guan (CityU), and Mr. Stefan Holzweber (Wu Vienna) on the topics of Copyright Divisibility and the Anti-Commons, Multi-Authoring in User Innovation, Antitrust Enforcement of SEP’s FRAND Terms in TRIPS Context, and A Competition Law Perspective on Prosumerism, respectively, and were thoroughly commented by, inter alia, Dr. Haochen Sun (HKU) and Mr. Kelvin Kwok (HKU). The papers of the two workshops will be edited for publication in the near future. Written by Dr Li Yahong, co-organizer of the workshops.

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