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Experts gather to discuss internet law at Peking University

APR . 22 2021
Peking University, April 21, 2021: Dazhi Forum: Global Observation on Internet Law (2020-2021) was held at Peking University on April 18. The forum aimed to identify the challenges presented by the internet economy to the legal system and regulatory authorities and shed light on effective responses. It was co-hosted by Peking University Law School, the Intellectual Property Development Research Institute of Peking University in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and China Legal Exchange Foundation.

At the opening ceremony, Wei Li, deputy director of the Network Transaction Supervision Department of the State Administration for Market Regulation, noted that certain internet and intellectual property issues facing China are also problems concerning the rest of the world. He stated that “studying relevant issues and putting academic achievements into practice can provide guidance to the administrative and judicial authorities."

Gunther Marten, a member of the Board of the Executive Advisors of the International IP Commercialization Council, touched on the copyright of non-fungible tokens, blockchain smart contracts and other issues in the digital age. He added that “business is always changing, so the law has to give answers to the businessmen to deal with the challenges.”

Pan Jianfeng, dean of Peking University Law School, and Zhang Suofei, chairwoman of China Legal Exchange Foundation, also delivered speeches at the opening ceremony.

A report under the same name of the forum was also released.

The report comprises of five key areas of focus: the circulation and utilization of personal data on internet platforms; intellectual property protection of online live-streaming games; new anti-monopoly developments in the field of platform economy; the supervision of online live-streaming marketing; and protection for minors on the internet. The report puts forward relevant law conceptions, examines legal modes of other countries and makes suggestions for improvement.

Jiang Ying, vice president of Beijing Internet Court; Tai Jiangli, head of the Legal Department of ByteDance in China; and Zhao Yefu, director of Intellectual Property at NetEase Games, all gave keynote speeches. They offered insights into the current situation of various internet platforms, their responsibilities, as well as relevant laws and regulations.

The forum also featured five parallel panel discussions concentrating on the five areas highlighted in the Dazhi Forum Report. Judges, law professors, law department directors of enterprises and other law practitioners pooled wisdom and engaged in dialogues to provide suggestions for upgrading internet regulations and improving internet law protection.

Photo credit to: The Intellectual Property Development Research Institute of Peking University 
in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
Source: China.org.cn