Towards the Seamless Global Distribution of Cloud Content

Towards the Seamless Global Distribution of Cloud Content

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 12:00 PM | King Hall Rm. 1002 | Open to the Public

Professor  Peter Yu | Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law | Drake University Law School

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.

This event is co-sponsored by the Journal of International Law & Policy at UC Davis.