Lee and Li, ‘The Pathway Towards Digital Superpower: Copyright Reform in China’

After going through four drafts and several consultations in the past decade, the Third Amendment of Copyright Law was finally adopted in China on 11 November 2020. The new Copyright Law came into effect on 1 June 2021. This report presents a comprehensive analysis of the major changes in the Third Amendment, including originality, copyright subject matter, scope of exclusive rights, copyright collective management organisations, digital rights management, and remedies. In addition, this report discusses unsolved issues in the Third Amendment ‒ namely orphan works and those associated with artificial intelligence technologies ‒ for future copyright reform. By examining the amended provisions in the Third Amendment, this report illustrates the multiple purposes underlying China’s recent copyright reform.

Lee, Jyh-An and Li, Yangzi, The Pathway Towards Digital Superpower: Copyright Reform in China (September 17, 2021). GRUR International, volume 70, issue 9, 2021, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No 2021-54.

First posted 2021-10-20 09:00:49

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