Seminar on Copyright Reforms in the Digital Age, HKU, Apr 19, 2007I will be speaking in the following event:
19 April, 2007 Seminar on Copyright Reforms in the Digital Age
|Thursday, 19 April 2007|
From massive illegal file-sharing to unauthorized recoding of copyrighted works, the advent of the Internet and new communications technologies have created major challenges for copyright holders. In light of these challenges, the HKSAR government is currently conducting a consultation on "Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment." Do we need online copyright reforms? Can the reforms effectively target the digital piracy problem? Would the new laws create unintended consequences? Are there other alternatives besides copyright law revision? Drawing on experience from the United States and other countries, the speaker will explore copyright reforms in the digital age, with an emphasis on the government's consultation document.