2015 Conference

Copyright Law and Policy in the Asia Pacific

The inaugural Asian Pacific Copyright Association’s Conference was held at Victoria University’s Auckland Campus on 27-28 November, 2015. The conference was hosted by the Asian Pacific Copyright Association (APCA), in conjunction with the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research at Victoria University of Wellington and the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School.

The theme of the conference was Copyright Law and Policy in the Asia Pacific and was deliberately broad in scope. It attracted presenters and audience from New Zealand, China, United States, Japan and Finland. Presentations addressed a broad array of topics, including copyright in tattoos, copyright in indigenous designs, the impact of 3D printing technology and many other fascinating copyright law related issues.

Keynote speakers were:

§ Professor Peter Yu, Co-Director at the Centre for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University School of Law

Topic: "Chinese Copyright Law at 25"

§ Professor Susy Frankel, Chair of the Copyright Tribunal (NZ), Victoria University Faculty of Law

Topic: "The Impact of TPP and Trade Agreements on Copyright and Investment in the Creative Economy"

§ Professor Adrian Sterling, Patron and founder member APCA, Queen Mary University of London

Topic: "Asian Pacific Copyright Code:Proposal for Consideration" (via video conferencing)

Further information about registration and presentations

Attendees received verification of attendance for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development. Full Conference = 10 CPD hours.

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