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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

APCA Conference: Call for abstracts/papers

The 1709 Blog has learned that the Asian Pacific Copyright Association (APCA), in conjunction with the Law and Technology Center at the University of Hong Kong, is organising a conference on "Copyright in the Asian Pacific: The Challenges and Opportunities", to be held at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law on 20-22 November 2016.

The conference has also a call for abstracts/papers. More specifically:

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.

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