Co-director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law, Professor Peter Yu, shared his perspective on moral rights protection at a copyright law symposium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on April 18.
Titled "Authors, Attribution, and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights in the United States," the day-long symposium was organized by the U.S. Copyright Office in conjunction with the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University School of Law.
The event launched the Copyright Office’s analysis on the role of moral rights protection in the United States.
Yu's panel examined the current state of protection in the United States, including its unique "patchwork" approach of federal and state laws. The panel featured representatives of the Association of American Publishers, the Authors Alliance, the National Press Photographers Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
Also participating in the symposium were Maria Pallante, U.S. Register of Copyrights; Melvin Gibbs, a Grammy-nominated songwriter; Jane Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia Law School; Scott Martin, Executive Vice-President of Intellectual Property, Paramount Pictures; and Scott Turow, best-selling author of Presumed Innocent.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Yu is an award-winning teacher and a world-renowned expert in international intellectual property law. He is the author or editor of six books and more than 100 law review articles and book chapters.
Yu has testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission and has worked closely with Hong Kong legislators on digital copyright reform. He currently serves as the general editor of the peer-edited WIPO Journal
, published by the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization. He also chairs the Committee on International Intellectual Property of the American Branch of the International Law Association.
The Center for Law and Intellectual Property
(CLIP) at Texas A&M University School of Law is a leading international hub for research and education in the intellectual property field. Most recently, peer surveys conducted by U.S. News & World Report
have ranked Texas A&M Law among the top 14 intellectual property law programs in the United States.