May 18, 2010
Professor Eric Priest to Discuss Intellectual Property and China May 20
Assistant Professor Eric Priest will discuss “Copyright Piracy and the Creative Industries in China” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in Deschutes Hall 220.
Professor Priest will examine how China, with its enormous population and voracious appetite for software and entertainment, can ever fulfill its potential to be a lucrative market for copyrighted works. Nearly a decade after China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, copyright piracy remains endemic, and foreign and domestic copyright owners remain frustrated. Professor Priest’s talk will provide an introduction to the causes and scope of the copyright piracy challenge in China and its effect on the foreign and domestic music, film, and software industries.
The UO Department of Computer and Information Science and the National Science Foundation Project, “Internationalization of Computer Science Education,” are sponsoring Professor Priest’s presentation.