Tuesday, March 16, 12:30 pm Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor
From pervasive doubtable usage of copyright works in Chinese web-sphere to Google’s latest dilemma in China, it seems the Internet as an open, universal and single network is still an “ought to” imagination but not a truth. The numerous “autonomous systems” which consist of the Internet are governed by various regimes, laws and/or even impulse ridden policies. Can we get along with each other in such a “splitting” Internet when the technological factors are giving place of “coding” the networks to the policies and laws in different countries? Donnie Dong will present some new developments about China’s IP (Intellectual Property), IG (Internet Governance) and IB (Internet Business), then discuss a possible perspective of observing the Internet: Cyber-pluralism.
Donnie published a few academic papers and co-authored some books in Chinese. He began to publish in English after studying in Hong Kong since 2006. Now he is closing his research on China’s Copyright Reform in Digital Age as a PhD Candiate at City University of Hong Kong. His Curriculum Vitae and publications can be found at BLawgDog, a personal website focusing on cyber law and about to celebrate her 11th birthday.