Title: Copyright, censorship and privacy: Is cyberspace over crowded?

Authors: Guan Hong Tang

Addresses: Co-Director of Asia-Pacific Institute for Cyber-law Studies, Doctoral Candidate at University of Edinburgh 15/6 Parkside Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 5XW, UK

Abstract: Cyberspace raises new questions about the effectiveness of the Chinese legislation even as Chinese legislators and legal pundits are drafting and enacting various regulations to keep up with the rapid development of technology. Among the core issues problematised by internet technology concern copyright, censorship and piracy. This paper will introduce and examine the related issues and laws, in the People|s Republic of China, and will demonstrate the developments, the differences and the prospects with the intention of perfecting the Chinese law in aspects of copyright, piracy and censorship.

Keywords: internet; copyright; censorship; privacy; piracy; cyberspace; China; world wide web; Chinese legislation; Chinese law; intellectual property.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2008.019342

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.201 - 219

Published online: 07 Jul 2008 *

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