Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Seminar on Copyright Reforms in the Digital Age, HKU, Apr 19, 2007

I will be speaking in the following event:

19 April, 2007 Seminar on Copyright Reforms in the Digital Age
Thursday, 19 April 2007

With a presentation by Prof Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law and remarks by Charles Mok, Chairman of Internet Society Hong Kong

Date: April 19, 2007
Time: 5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Venue: Foundation Chamber, G/F, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong

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.

But I will not be able to join "Digital Agenda Forum: The Challenge of Copyright in the Digital Age," organized by the Office of Mr Sin Chung-Kai, on April 26, as I expect to be out of town then. Edmon Chung of Internet Society Hong Kong will represent us to present our views.


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