Thursday, August 25, 2016

Call for Papers: Copyright in the Asian Pacific (HKU 21-22 Nov 2016)

Asian Pacific Copyright Association

in conjunction with the Law and Technology Centre, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, invites you to its forthcoming conference:

“Copyright in the Asian Pacific: the challenges and opportunities”.

at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, 21-22 November 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Peter Yu
Co-Director Centre for Law and Intellectual Property Texas A&M University School of Law
Dr Rebecca Giblin
Deputy Director, Monash JD and Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (leading Innovation and Intellectual Property) Monash University Faculty of Law

Associate Professor Susan Corbett 
General Secretary APCA
School of Accounting & Commercial Law Victoria University of Wellington
Associate Professor Haochen Sun
Director, LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Call for Papers: Abstracts of approximately 350 words should be sent to Susan Corbett via email at by 10 October 2016. Each abstract submission should include the author’s name, title and affiliation. Abstracts will be approved on a rolling basis.  The Conference theme is: Copyright in the Asian Pacific: the challenges and opportunities.  At APCA’s inaugural conference in November 2015, Professor Adrian Sterling presented a draft Asian Pacific Copyright Code for discussion. As is usual for international legal instruments, the Code is drawn in broad terms, leaving much discretion to individual States. The theme of this Conference will address additional possibilities for the Code - should it for example include specific minimum standards and /or exceptions for the protection of indigenous culture; orphan works; Internet and other digital works; cultural heritage; education and libraries, etc. If so, what form should these minimum standards and/or exceptions take? Conversely, are there matters that should be omitted from the Code and left entirely to the legislatures of individual States? 
     Further details about the conference, including registration and accommodation options, will be available shortly on the APCA website.

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