CCP Co-Hosts International Confererence in Taiwan
By CCP — 21 Oct 2017
19th, government and industry representatives joined local scholars
and international experts in presenting an international copyright conference
in Taipei entitled ‘The Continued Evolution of Online Governance held at
Chinese Culture University’s downtown conference center.
by the Centre for Content Promotion (CCP), Chinese Culture University (CCU) with
support from the Taiwan International Federation of Creativity And Technology
(TIFOCAT), Soochow University, and the National Taipei University of
Technology, the conference examined
recent local and international developments in online governance and the
concerns of Taiwan’s film and television producers and the operators of
legitimate online distribution platforms.
Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) Director General Yu-Ying Chang was among
those providing welcoming remarks to the 100+ attendees, and TIPO [title]
Yi-Chin Chen participated in a lively panel discussion – televised in local
news reports that evening – comprised of industry representatives from the
Satellite Television Broadcasting Association and online video platform operators
LiTV and iQYi.
Founding Director and Counsel Frank Rittman provided a global overview of
recent developments in both online governance as well as online piracy, while
former UK Parliamentarian and Intellectual Property Advisor to the Prime
Minister, Mike Weatherley, delivered a keynote address on ‘Best Practices
Learned from the UK’, which examined a number of governance initiatives he
proposed that have seen proven effective in deterring piracy.
Dr. Brett Danaher, who has researched the effect of infringing copyright site
blocking in terms of both traffic to the blocked sites as well as traffic to
legitimate distribution sites in various jurisdictions throughout the world,
presented a summary of his findings while a representative from Japan’s Content
Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) provided a comprehensive report
concerning ongoing developments in that important market.
moderated by Grand Justice Ming-Cheng Tsai comprised of local university
professors and a prominent local attorney examined Taiwan’s legal regime in
terms of online governance, followed by a report from by a senior
representative from Taiwan’s National Communications Commission. A general discussion involving all the
speakers and attendees closed the event.
to the featured panelists, several other local industry representatives voiced
concern to government representatives in attendance about the effect that gaps
in Taiwan’s legislation – particularly site blocking against infringing
mainland sites targeting Taiwan consumers – have on the future and continued
growth of legitimate online distribution models, urging administrators and
legislators to take note of international trends and developments for the
benefit of Taiwan’s consumers and creators.