Dec 3, 2009

Author’s right or Copyright: The Melting Pot of China’s Copyright Law

Here are the slides I presented at Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group Monthly Meeting on 2 December 2009.

I reviewed the Chinese legislative history of copyright protection during the past hundred years, and draw the conclusion that the Chinese copyright law has been, and still is, justified with the utilitarian approach. I think that this characteristic, rather than the difference between the respective legal systems (author's right vs. copyright), may be one of the reasons that cause the continous collision between the US copyright law and its Chinese counterpart in future. In the new circumstance that China is more and more willing to express its own value, the collisions may lead to the isolation of the internet in respective jurisdictions, or even the super-national treatment to those inconsistent mechanismes.

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