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CILC and JILP present Peter Yu, Drake University Law School

Thursday, March 5

King Hall, room 1002
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

"Towards the Seamless Global Distribution of Cloud Content"

In the age of cloud computing, consumers expect content to be accessible anywhere, anytime (think about The Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey). Yet, because of the considerable challenges cloud platforms pose to copyright protection, rights holders may be eager to push for the introduction of geographical restrictions into these platforms. What are the justifications for and drawbacks of these restrictions? Given the immense and ever-growing potential of cloud computing, should adjustments be made to the copyright system to promote global distribution of cloud content? And if so, what are the possible adjustments?

Peter K. Yu holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is the founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School. He has served as Wenlan Scholar Chair Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China and a visiting professor of law at the University of Haifa, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Strasbourg and Washington and Lee University. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Yu is the general editor of The WIPO Journal published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and chairs the Committee on International Intellectual Property of the American Branch of the International Law Association. He is the author or editor of six books and more than 100 law review articles and book chapters.

Lunch will be provided

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