2016 Asian Pacific Copyright Copyright Conference

2016 Asian Pacific Copyright Copyright Conference

Asian Pacific Copyright Association

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.

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 susan.corbett@vuw.ac.nz by 10th 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 www.apcacopyright.org.