2016 Conference

The 2016 APCA Conference was held in Hong Kong, in conjunction with the Law and Technology Centre, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, from 20-22 November 2016. 

The venue was: 11/F Academic Conference Room, Cheng Yu Tung Tower (Faculty of Law) Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

The Conference theme was: 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 (available here) 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?

Keynote speakers