Archive for April, 2012

MUST Hosts International Forum on Creative Commons and Copyright Protection

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by Xiaoping Lu

Hosted by Faculty of Law, Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), and organized by CC Macau project team, the International Forum on Creative Commons and Copyright Protection was held at N101, Library building of MUST on April 26th, 2012.
The recent years have witnessed Macao SAR government’s continuous efforts to promote moderate industrial diversification. The Policy Address for the fiscal year 2012 also indicates that the cultural and creative industries (CCI) of Macao have entered the initial stage of development. The development of CCI requires various support measures. Platforms need be provided for the local creators to show their talents, and legal systems need be perfected to enable reasonable use of the works and ensure protection of copyright. Creative Commons (CC) organization, originally established in the USA, has been devoted to building a reasonably layered and flexible mechanism for protecting copyright and sharing works. CC provides a new mentality for research and improvement of Intellectual Property (IP) Right and can meet the demand for legal protection of developing CCI in Macao. On the other hand, the digital age has raised new issues about copyright protection and its limitation. The CC licenses, being the creation of the internet world, provide more options for both copyright protection and reasonable use of works in the digital environment.
Experts and scholars in IP field, local professionals engaged in CCI and related industries, and members of other jurisdiction teams including China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Portugal, Korea, etc. have gathered at this forum for intellectual exchange. Participants shared their experiences and opinions on topics of The Status Quo and Development Trend of CC, The Development of Cultural and Creative Industries and CC, Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment, and Cross-border Cooperation on IP Protection during the one-day forum. This forum is believed to have a positive impact on both the development of local CCI and the exchange between Macao and other jurisdictions in terms of CCI.
Lecturing Professor Liu Liang, Vice Rector of MUST, participated in the forum and delivered a welcome address. There are guests from other CC Jurisdiction teams: CC Mainland Team Leader, Associate Professor Wang Chunyan, Law School, Renmin University of China; Mr. Zhu Handong, CC Mainland Project Manager and Photographer, Mr. Pindar Wong, Public Lead of CC Hong Kong; Legal Lead of CC Taiwan, Assistant Professor Lee Jyh-An, National Chengchi University; Assistant research specialist Zhang Yihong, CC Taiwan; Miss Teresa, Legal Lead of CC Portugal and Mr. Jae Yeon Kim from CC Korea. CC Macau team leader and public lead Associate professor Fang Quan, Assistant Dean of Faculty of Law, MUST, and legal lead Assistant Professor Yi Zaicheng, together with other members including Dr. HON Chi Tin, Associate Professor Wang Lan, Assistant Professor Shen Yunqiao, Miss Wang Chengfang and Miss Tang Xi attended the forum.
Other guests present at the forum are Ms. Kuang Chunmei, Department for the Promotion of Cultural and Creative Industries, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macao SAR Government; Mr. Daniel Sio, Law Reform and International Law Bureau; Professor Zhu Xiequn and Professor Peng Bo, Faculty of Law, Shenzhen University; Associate Research Fellow Hao Yiding, Law Research Institute, Shanghai Academy of Social Science; Associate Professor Dai Zhongxian, International Business School, Zhongshan University; Director Hsu Hsui-Chu, School of Arts, Macao Polytechnic Institute; Associate Professor Tu Guangjian, Faculty of Law, University of Macau; Lecturer Fei Lanfang, Faculty of Law, MUST; President Choi Chi Kin, Wikimedia Macau Association and President Wong Tin Chon, Macao Comickers Association. Present at the forum are also some professionals from CCI in Macao and students of MUST.

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“創意共用與著作權保護”國際論壇成功舉辦

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by Xiaoping Lu

由澳門科技大學法學院主辦、“澳門創意共用”項目組承辦的“創意共用與著作權保護”國際論壇於2012年4月26日假澳門科技大學圖書館大樓N101會議廳舉行。
近年來,澳門政府一直堅持產業適度多元化發展的方針,2012 財政年度施政報告中亦已指出,澳門的文化創意產業已進入初級階段。文創產業的發展需要多方面的配套措施,既要為本地創作人提供更多表達平臺,更需要有好的作品合理使用和保護制度。源於美國的創意共用組織旨在建立一個層次合理而富有彈性的著作權保護和作品合理使用機制,為知識產權的研究和發展提供了新的思路,這正與澳門發展文創產業的法律保護需求相契合。另一方面,網路時代對著作權的保護與限制提出了新的課題,作為一種主要依託網路為應用平臺的協定機制,創意共用為網路時代作品的保護和合理使用提供了更多選擇。
本次國際論壇邀請到知識產權法領域的專家學者、本地文創人士和相關領域專業人士,以及來自中國大陸、香港、臺灣、葡萄牙、韓國等多個法域的創意共用組織成員出席會議,分別就“創意共用的現狀與趨勢”、“文化創意產業發展與創意共用”、“網路環境下著作權保護的限制與例外”及“跨域知識產權的法律協作”等四個主題展開了富於創見而卓有成效的交流和討論,相信能為今後澳門本地文創產業的發展及與其他法域的文創交流產生積極影響。
澳門科技大學副校長劉良講座教授出席論壇並致開幕詞。CC組織方面的嘉賓有,中國大陸知識共用項目主持人、中國人民大學法學院王春燕副教授,經理、攝影家朱捍東先生,香港共用創意公共組負責人黃平達先生,臺灣創用法律組負責人、台灣政治大學法學院李治安助理教授及研究助技師張藝鴻先生,葡萄牙CC法律組負責人Teresa 女士以及韓國CC的Jae Yeon Kim先生。澳門創意共用項目負責人澳門科技大學法學院助理院長方泉副教授、法律組負責人易在成助理教授及成員韓子天博士、汪藍副教授、沈雲樵助理教授、汪誠芳小姐、湯曦小姐出席論壇。出席論壇的嘉賓還有,文化局文化創意產業促進廳高級技術員鄺春媚女士、法律改革及國際法事務局蕭書香先生、深圳大學法學院朱謝群教授、彭勃教授、上海社會科學院法學研究所郝一丁副研究員、中山大學國際商學院代中現副教授、澳門理工學院藝術高等學校徐秀菊校長、澳門大學法學院涂廣建副教授、澳門科技大學法學院費蘭芳講師。澳門維基媒體協會周志堅會長和澳門漫畫從業員協會黃天俊會長等本地文創專業人員及科大師出席論壇。
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