Prof. Yu Delivers Annual Information Law Seminar at Sussex Law School

March 21, 2016

Co-director ​of The Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law, Prof. Peter Yu, delivered the Second Annual Information Law Seminar at Sussex Law School in the United Kingdom on Mar. 16.

This university-wide seminar was established by the information law cluster at the University of Sussex to bring to the campus an internationally prominent scholar of internet law.

Yu Sussex March2016Prof. Peter Yu with Dr. Andres Guadamuz, Dr. Phoebe Li and Prof. Chris Marsden at Sussex Law School
Titled "Towards the Seamless Global Distribution of Cloud Content," Yu's seminar focused on the considerable challenges cloud platforms have posed to copyright protection as well as the geographical restrictions that rights holders have introduced in response to these challenges.

The presentation called for greater adjustments to the copyright system to promote global content distribution and development of cloud technology.

Later that week, Yu shared his experience on digital copyright reform in Hong Kong at the International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy symposium at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. His presentation, "The Quest for a User-Friendly Copyright Regime in Hong Kong," is forthcoming from the American University International Law Review.

The symposium featured members of the Global Network on Copyright User Rights, a select group of international copyright experts assembled by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University.

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. He currently serves as the general editor of the peer-edited WIPO Journal, published by the UN 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 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 and World Report have ranked Texas A&M Law among the top 14 intellectual property law programs in the United States, tied with Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.