Oregon Review of International Law Annual Symposium
Speaker Biographical Information:
Rogier Creemers, Research Officer, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Oxford University
Rogier Creemers holds Master degrees in Sinology (Leuven, 2004) and Political Science – International Relations (Leuven, 2006), as well as having obtained a Chinese Language proficiency diploma (Peking University, 2005). He is a sworn translator of the Chinese language at the Courts of Hasselt and Leuven. He has been active in the Maastricht University since 2008, where he is executive coordinator of the Euro-Asian Law and Business Program. At the same time, he is engaged in research examining the relation between intellectual property law and policy, copyright piracy and globalization in China, under the supervision of Prof. Anselm Kamperman Sanders. He is also a Ph.D. Fellow of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR).
Wendy Gordon, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University School of Law, Boston University School of Law
Wendy Gordon’s has researched in the areas of copyright; trademark; unfair competition; legal theory; property theory; restitution; torts; law & economics. Her work emphasizes that our legal environment must cultivate the exchange of ideas, expression and information for everyone — not only established players in various industries. Her writings reflect her passion for creative exchange. Renowned for her application of philosophy and economics to copyright and related common-law areas and for her work on fair use, she has published on four continents, received numerous honors and grants and speaks to audiences all over the world. Professor Gordon’s honors include serving as a Fulbright scholar, a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Oxford’s St. John's College, a resident at the Rockefeller Foundation retreat in Bellagio, a visiting fellow at Oxford’s Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy and the recipient of a New Jersey Governor's Fellowship in the Humanities. Her scholarship has been cited in three opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court. She has twice served as the Chair of the AALS Section on Intellectual Property. In 2013, she became a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP).
Professor Gordon's publications include:
- The Economics of Copyright (co-edited with R. Watt, 2003)
- “Fair Use as Market Failure” (Columbia Law Review)
- "Render Copyright Unto Caesar” (University of Chicago Law Review), (also published in Croatian)
- “On Owning Information” (Virginia Law Review)
- “A Property Right in Self-Expression” (Yale Law Journal) (also published in Chinese)
- “An Inquiry into the Merits of Copyright” (Stanford Law Review)
- The Oxford Handbook on Legal Studies’ chapter on intellectual property (also published in Japanese)
He Tianxiang, Ph.D. Researcher in Law, Maastricht University
Tianxiang He holds a Bachelor degree in Laws (Huaqiao University, China, 2007) and a Master degree in International Law (Jinan University, China, 2009), after that he spent one year as a Chief Editor assistant of the Journal of Jinan University. In 2010 he joined the Renmin University of China (RUC) as a PhD Researcher in the field of Criminal Law. During his studies in China he was a PhD coordinator of Grade 2010 in RUC, and a member of the board of the Postgraduate student Union in Jinan University.
Mr. He joined the faculty of Law of Maastricht University as a junior PhD Researcher in September 2011 with a CSC scholarship from the government of China, He is also a Ph.D. Fellow of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR). His Ph.D. research, under the supervision of Prof. Anselm Kamperman Sanders, concerns the relations between unauthorized distribution of copyrighted works online and the current internet commercial model in Asia, Europe and the United States. The project attempts to investigate whether there will be a more suitable way to protect the rights of the copyright holders and enhance the creativity as a whole at the same time in a digital age. From August 2012 to July 2013, Mr. He worked in the Research Center of for the Legal Systems of Intellectual Property of Waseda University as a visiting researcher, with the Japan Foundation Fellowship on the research title of "Fansubs and Copyright Protection Levels: A case study into the ANIME Industry of Japan", under the supervision of Prof. Takabayashi Ryu.
Jinying Li, Assistant Professor of English, Oregon State University
Jinying Li has a PhD from New York University (2012), a M.A. from New York University (2006) and the University of Texas at Austin (2004), and received a B.A. from Peking University (2001). Jinying Li studies film, animation, and digital culture in the current transnational/trans-media context, with specialization in contemporary East Asia. Her teaching and research interests include Asian cinema, anime (Japanese animation), otaku (geek) culture, participatory fandom, piracy networks, and trans-media interfaces. Her current book project, titled Global Geekdom, interrogates various aspects of anime and otaku culture, including fandom activities, peer-to-peer global circulations, and narrative/visual aesthetics, as the cultural manifestation of a fast rising global geekdom movement under the techno-economic conditions of the information age. Another project she has been engaged with is examining the cultural practice of media piracy along the emergence of a digital generation—dubbed “D-Generation” —in contemporary China. Her essays on anime, piracy, digital media, and Asian films have been published in Mechademia, The International Journal of Communication, and Film International, and will appear in a forthcoming issue of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. Jinying is also a filmmaker who has worked on animations, feature films, and documentaries. Two documentary series that she recently produced, Fashion Expression (2011) and Creative Future (2012), were broadcasted nationwide in China through Shanghai Media Group (SMG). In addition, She has worked as a journalist for Variety China, and has been a consulting curator for China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts (CMoDA) in Beijing.
Lucy Montgomery, Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology and a Visiting Fellow at the Big Innovation Centre in London
Dr. Lucy Montgomery completed her PhD on the role of copyright in the development of China’s domestic film and music industries at QUT in 2007.
Prior to joining the CCI she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the China Media Centre at the University of Westminster in London, where she remains a visiting scholar. Lucy is currently researching the role of intellectual property in the growth of the creative industries, with a particular focus on China. She is also part of a team exploring the role of intellectual property in a knowledge-based society, based at Birkbeck College in London, and is the convener of the London Node of the CCI, at City University London.
Eric Priest, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
Professor Priest holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society working on the Noank Digital Media Exchange project, a next-generation copyright licensing system for the legal distribution and transmission of digital works over the Internet. He also researched and analyzed Internet censorship and surveillance practices in several Asian countries for the center's OpenNet Initiative. Previously, Professor Priest was an intellectual property associate at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
Before becoming a lawyer, Professor Priest was co-founder and president of an independent music production company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and composed gold- and platinum-selling international releases. He also worked in the Chinese music industry as a consultant, entrepreneur, and producer. Professor Priest's research interests include intellectual property law; Chinese intellectual property law and the Chinese entertainment industries; digital copyright; and open access works and scholarship.
Song Hongsong, Professor, Yantai University Faculty of Law
Hongsong Song is a professor of intellectual property law at the Yantai University School of Law in Yantai, China. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Queensland School of Law in Australia. He has published numerous articles on international and Chinese copyright law, including his 2013 article Dancing in Shackles: Copyright in China's Highly Regulated Publishing Market in the Journal of the Copyright Society U.S.A.
Kyu Ho Youm, Professor & Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, and Courtesy Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law
Youm joined the School of Journalism and Communication in 2002 as the inaugural holder of the Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair. As a prolific communication law scholar, he has published a number of book chapters and research articles in a wide range of leading journalism and law journals. Youm’s law journal articles on freedom of expression have been cited by American and foreign courts, including the House of Lords in Great Britain, the High Court of Australia, and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, his media law research has been used by American and international lawyers in representing their clients in press freedom litigation. A member of the Communication Law Writers Group, Youm has been involved in writing Communication and the Law, a major media law textbook in the United States. He has also contributed to Media Law and Ethics and Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Law Throughout the World. A native of South Korea, he has authored a book on Korean press law. Since 2008, he has been the Communication Law and Media Policy editor of the 12-volume International Encyclopedia of Communication. Currently, Youm serves on the editorial boards of a dozen leading law and communication journals in the United States, England, and Australia. He is active on Twitter. His tweeting has been noted in Forbes.com's "Eight Great Law & Technology Resources”.
Youm’s primary research interests include U.S. communication law, press freedom theories, legal research and writing, international and comparative media law, and digital freedom. Most recently, he has analyzed the transnational dimensions of U.S. law in connection with internet communication in a global century. Youm’s First Amendment law research has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication Law & Policy, International & Comparative Law Quarterly (London), George Washington Law Review, and the Stanford Journal of International Law, among others
Peter Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, Drake University Law School
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. Before joining Drake University, he founded the nationally renowned Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program at Michigan State University, at which he held faculty appointments in law, communication arts and sciences, and Asian studies.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Yu is a leading expert in international intellectual property and communications law. He also writes and lectures extensively on international trade, international and comparative law, and the transition of the legal systems in China and Hong Kong. A prolific scholar and an award-winning teacher, he is the author or editor of five books and more than 100 law review articles and book chapters. He serves as 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.
Professor Yu has spoken at events organized by WIPO, the International Telecommunication Union, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Chinese, EU and U.S. EU governments and at leading research institutions from around the world. His lectures and presentations have spanned more than 25 countries on all continents except Antarctica. He is a frequent commentator in the national and international media. His publications have appeared in Chinese and English and have been translated into Arabic, French, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese. They are available on his website at www.peteryu.com.
Yu Zhao, Professor and Deputy Dean, Department of Audio-Visual Art & New Media, Zhejiang University China, and Academic Visitor of Said Business School, Oxford University
Yu Zhao is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Department of Audiovisual Art & New Media at Zhejiang University in China. She is also an Academic Visitor at the Said Business School, Oxford University. She holds a Masters Degree in Communication and Media Studies from Zhejiang University and a Ph.D. from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.