Dr Ge Chen (Durham University) spoke on the topic of 'How Copyright Affects Free Expression: A Perspective from Sino-US Trade War' at a seminar on 1 November 2018.
The tension between copyright and freedom of expression has generated a spate of discussion and debates in recent copyright law discourse. Presumably, copyright may both facilitate and hinder free expression in different contexts. China’s copyright law contributes eminently to the study on this subject in that it is historically rooted in the government’s policy of censorship and intertwined with China’s trade relations with major powers of the world. In this seminar, the speaker will reveal a unique and nuanced pattern of interplay between copyright and free expression through a pioneering comparative study of Chinese law and international law. The ongoing China-US trade frictions warrants the significance of this study that highlights the complicated linkage of IP, human rights, and trade.
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