Call for Abstracts – 2016 Asian Pacific Copyright Conference

Copyright Association (APCA) in conjunction with the Law and Technology Center, 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.

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 of the Monash Centre for Commercial law and Regulatory Studies (leading Innovation and Intellectual Property)
Monash University Faculty of Law

Professor Li Yang
School of Law and School of Intellectual Property, Sun Yat-Sen University
Deputy Secretary-General of China Intellectual Property Law Research Society Researcher of Intellectual Protection Researcher Centre
The Supreme People’s Court Arbitrator of SCIA and GZAC


Associate Professor Susan Corbett
General Secretary APCA
School of Accounting & Commercial Law, Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor Haochen Sun
Director, Law and Technology Center, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
Director, LLM Program in IT & IP Law, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Call for Abstracts:

Abstracts of approximately 350 words should be sent to Susan Corbett via email at by 21 October 2016. Each abstract submission should include the author’s name, title and affiliation. Abstracts will be approved for presetation at the conference 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?

Full details, including abstracts accepted to date, registration, and accommodation options, are available on the APCA website

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