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Fighting Google Unarmed?

China Association of Copyright on Literature Works (CACLW), the governmental authorized org for collective copyright management) is searching the books which are scanned by Google, and calling Chinese authors either sign the GoogleBookSettlement or join CACLW’s collective legal action. The following are the lists of the authors whose works are scanned by Google, collected (seems […]

Collective Management Should Not be the Source of Monopoly Earnings

This is a Column essay in Chinese, published in 21cn Economic Post (GuangZhou). Here is a brief English abstract. Abstract: China Audio-Video Copyright Association (CAVCA) filed a law suit against SuperStar Co. (a KaraOK service company) on the breach of contract. CAVCA is a national-wide copyright management organization to the audio-visual products in China. The […]

Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group Event

Just a cross-post from Berkman Website. I am going to talk at Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group monthly Meeting on 2 December 2009. The content of my talk will be posted later. 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, December 2, 2009Conference Room 202, Berkman Center23 Everett St 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MAPlease RSVP to Herkko Hietanen at […]

What will happen when two utilitarian giants meet

This is the outline of my talk at Berkman Fellow’s Hour on 17 Nov. 2009. Needs improvement, just post for commentaries.   1. Copyright protection is justified in a utilitarian way in the US. Contrary to many people’s granted thought, my study find that although it is deeply affected by the Germeneric-japanese form of civil […]

Triple Fixation – from Ideas to Tangible Mediums

In the context of digital copyright law: Works (literature, music, painting) are fixed expression of ideas; Intangible mediums (digital files) are fixation of works with certain digital format in specific sequence; Tangible mediums (CD, hard disk, flash storage) are fixation of intangible mediums. This three “fixation” are fundamentally distinct from each other. In my view, […]


Good news! XIE Lin, a PhD Candidate joined blawgdog as a co-writer. Please read her recent paper: Presentation in International conference: DIME – Creative Industries Observatory (CIO) – Birkbeck SOLUTIONS TO P2P COPYRIGHT CRISIS XIE Lin Dowload Full-text at Here (PDF). Abstract: Recently, most countries face the problem of revising copyright law because of the […]