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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 […]

The Translation Mist of Chinese Legislation: Too much to be done before value-relevant quarreling

Let’s see the three versions of English translation to Article 4(1) of Chinese Copyright Law: Its Chinese orginal wording: 依法禁止出版、传播的作品,不受本法保护。 T1. In official database of the China National People’s Congress, this sentence is translated as: Works the publication and dissemination of which are prohibited by law shall not be protected by this Law. T2. In […]

What is the Public Domain?

When I am presenting my research today, I find I have to clarify the Public Domain for myself and others in brief and clear sentences. Here it is. Basically, Public Domain means the Domain that is out of the Private Right. It has many definitions such as the strict legal definition, broader definition and the […]