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Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - Digital Copyright and Open Licensing in China

William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

"Emerging Copyright Practice: the Chinese Experience with Open Licensing"

Dr. Chunyan Wang, Associate Professor, Renmin University of China Law School, Visiting Scholar, UW School of Law

Hosted by the Law, Technology & Arts Group, the Asian Law Center, and the Visiting Scholars Program

Chunyan Wang is an Associate Professor at Renmin University of China Law School, specializing in intellectual property law and competition law, and is widely published on these issues. She holds a LL.B. from Zhejiang University, a diploma of postgraduate program in economic law from Peking University, and a Ph.D. in Civil Law from Renmin University of China. She was the first Wejen Chang Scholar at East Asian Legal Studies (EALS), Harvard Law School in 1996 and was a Visiting Scholar at EALS, Harvard Law School again in 2003. Prof. Wang was a visiting fellow at the City University of Hong Kong in 2011 and was appointed by UNESCO as a consultant in 2010. She also serves on the Board of Directors of China Intellectual Property Law Research Society and is a Member of the Expert Groups for the Open Course Project and for the Educational Resources Sharing Course Project under the Ministry of Education of China, and the Expert Group of Tencent Cyberlaw Research Center. She received 2011 Knowledge China Award.

Since 2005, Professor Wang has been acting as Project Lead of Creative Commons China Mainland, where she managed the official launch of Creative Commons in the Chinese Mainland and is responsible for translating, localizing and promoting the China Mainland version of the Creative Commons licenses. In her talk she will address existing copyright practices in China and discuss the impact of open licensing on the Chinese copyright culture.