Two short papers on the Hungarian CDSM implementation and Chinese copyright history

Two short writings of mine were published recently. One is on the (untold) history of Chinese copyright law, and another one on the Hungarian draft implementation bill of the CDSM Directive.

The first paper is submitted to the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) as a review of Fei-Hsien Wang’s brilliant book on the so far untold story of banquan copyright regime of China, which refers to the practices of book publishers in China. The paper will be out on paper soon, but it is available online since the weekend. The review starts as follows:

This reviewer had the privilege to introduce another book on Chinese copyright law in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice back in 2019. Tianxiang He’s publication focussed on the copyright challenges of fan fiction and fan creations, these being challenges also known to European scholars and practitioners alike. This time, we shall keep our eyes on a different, but equally important volume, that fully complies with this journal’s name and objectives. Its author, Fei-Hsien Wang introduces a less known dimension of the history of Chinese copyright law: how this field of law has developed through private practice during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The full article might be available via the following link. (You might need to have full access to the Oxford journal to access the file).

Today, Kluwer Copyright Blog published my summary of the draft CDSM implementation bill of Hungary. It also highlighted, in an epilogue, how the Hungarian Parliament silently implemented Article 5 last week. (On this “fast track implementation” see Paul Keller’s post on Kluwer Copyright Blog, too.) This post starts as follows:

Following a long and winding procedure, Directive 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSM Directive) and the SatCab 2.0 Directive (2019/789) were adopted last year. EU Member States started the implementation at different paces. (See CREATe and Communia’s datasets on national implementations.) Following a multi-event public consultation period in autumn 2019, the Hungarian Ministry of Justice and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office published the draft of the implementation bill on 7 May 2020, and launched a one month consultation period.

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