2018 Conference

Copyright Licensing and regulation 


26-28 October 2018 

Hosted by Intellectual Property Academy, Renmin University of China.

The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Copyright Licensing and Regulation in the Asian Pacific’. This broad topic inspired some thought-provoking and cutting-edge presentations from academics from various parts of the Asian Pacific region, as well as from Chinese intellectual property businesses, collective licensing organisations, and government officials. Many presenters spoke only Chinese – but fortunately RUC had provided a team of simultaneous interpreters, whose service was faultless and very much appreciated. The three  keynote speakers were Liu Chuntian, from RUC; Shubha Ghosh, from Syracuse University College of Law; and Pu Xiang, CEO of Zhichanbao.

The international nature of the conference presented some challenges for the organising committee but the outcome was an extremely successful event, which has encouraged several  more applications to join APCA. Importantly, we discovered that Chinese citizens are not able to access the APCA website, which is currently hosted by Google. This is a feature for APCA to address as soon as possible in order to make the most of the enthusiasm in China for APCA that was stimulated by the conference.


Susan Corbett, Associate Professor, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington

Jessica C. Lai, Senior Lecturer, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington

Luo, Li, Associate Professor, School of Law, Renmin University of China

Natalie Stoianoff, Professor, University of Technology Sydney

The Asian Pacific Copyright Association in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Academy of Renmin University of China the School of Accounting and Commercial Law, Victoria University of Wellington



and with the support of

The Beijing Sunshine Intellectual Property and Legal Development Foundation 

This Foundation is sponsored by Prof Liu Chuntian of RUC. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the development of education and research, help the poor, promote the development of intellectual property and law, primarily with funding programs in intellectual property and legal fields that are beneficial to the development of the discipline, including education, research, personnel training, cooperation and scholarships.