Date and time: 21 March 2013, 3:30 - 6:30pmVenue: Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP, Dashwood, 69 Old Broad Street, London EC2M 1QS
Organised jointly by the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London & Meiji University, Tokyo
The appropriate scope of exceptions and limitations in copyright law is of pressing current interest. At international level, further international instruments are under discussion and, in the United Kingdom, the Government's recent "Consultation on Copyright" has made significant proposals in this area.
In Japan, there have also been lively debates about limitations and exceptions. In particular, a process of legislative reform has led to a number of significant amendments to the provisions of the Copyright Act covering exceptions and limitations.
In this seminar, a number of leading Japanese experts on copyright law will speak about various aspects of this reform process. It is expected that the presentations, and subsequent discussions, will not only be interesting in their own right, but will also offer an alternative perspective on current discussions in the United Kingdom.
Copyright Exceptions and Limitations - the Reform Process
Professor Tatsuhiro Ueno, College of Law and Politics, Department of International Business Law, Rikkyo University
16.30 Quasi-Fair Use?: The Flexible Statutory Interpretation of Existing Copyright Doctrines in Japan
Ryu Kojima, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University.
"Copyright, Parody, and Doujinshi [manga parodies]"
Dr Toshiya Kaneko, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Meiji University
17.20 Tea break
17.35 Current issues"Exceptions for private copying and quotation in Japanese law"
Dr Kazuhiro Ando, School of Law, Kazuhiro Ando, Visiting Senior Researcher, Waseda University, Tokyo.
Tetsuya Imamura, Associate Professor, School of Information and Communication, Meiji University; Visiting Scholar of CCLS, Queen Mary, University of London.
18.30 Drinks Reception