Professeur Christophe Geiger Presented at IIPL International Expert Lecture

 IIPL & JCP International Jurists Lecture Series

Professeur Christophe Geiger

Directeur Général du CEIPI & Directeur du Laboratoire de recherché, Université de Strasbourg


 Date: 27 March 2018, 18:00-19:40

Venue: Law School Auditorium 1922

Moderator & Discussant: Prof. Hong Xue, Director of Institute for Internet Policy & Law (IIPL) and Co-Director of UNCITRAL and BNU Joint Certificate Program on International E-Commerce Law (JCP), Beijing Normal University

In the lecture, Prof. Geige systematically analyzed a variety of legal norms from different jurisdictions that may enable transformative use of the copyright works. He also used a couple of leading cases from Germany, France and USA to illustrate the possible legal solution for reconciliation of copyright with freedom of creation of derivative works. Meanwhile, he insightfully proposed to make pervasive reform on copyright system and to establish the so-called solicized mechanism for copyright interest negotiation, communciation and clearance. Prof. Xue praised the thoughtful research of Prof. Geige and mentioned her own publication on the similar solution. On the other hand, Prof. Xue raised the caveats of the proposed reform and new mechanism, such as potential conflict with moral right, institutional defects for large-scale socialized collective management.

BNU post-graduate students and international visitng or exchange students  from more than 20 countries and regions (such as Tanzania, Togo, Hungary, UK, Scotland, Belgium, Pakistan and China) participated in the Lecture and engaged in the active discussions with Prof. Geige.  

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讲座主题为“版权制度与创作者及未来创作相协调”(Reconciling copyright with creators and future creativity),讲座专家为斯特拉斯堡大学国际知识产权研究中心主任克里斯托弗.盖葛教授。北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心主任、联合国国际贸易法委员会亚太中心与北京师范大学国际电子商务法联合认证项目中方主任薛虹教授担任主持人与评议人。北师大法学院的20多位中外研究生以及来自10余个国家的留学生与访问、交换生参加了讲座,并与讲座专家进行了现场交流。


来自坦桑尼亚、英国苏格兰等中国法硕士研究生与交换生提出了富有价值的问题,与盖葛教授进行了讨论。研讨会气氛热烈。研讨会结束后,薛虹教授代表法学院向Christophe Geiger教授表示了衷心的感谢,并与与会成员进行合照,本次大会圆满结束。

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Prof.Xue Participated in UNESCAP Events on Cross-Border Paperless Trade

On March 20-22, 2018, UNESCAP Legal and Technical Working Group Meeting, Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group Meeting and Capacity Building Workshop on Cross-Border Paperless Trade were held in the United Naitons Conference Center in Bangkok. Prof. Xue, as the Chair of Legal Panel of UNNeXT and initial drafter of the Issue Paper of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific was invited to participate in all three meeting series.

The meetings, which brought together 42 nominated participants and 7 regional experts, was opened with remarks by Mr. Yann Duval, Chief, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations ESCAP. Prof. Xue made substantive contributions to the drafting and review of the Legal Gap Checklist and overview of the draft road map and its supporting documents. The meeting briefly reviewed the current draft road map of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific. More than 30 countries reported on pilot cross-border paperless trade initiatives and projects. All the participants updated the meeting on their progress in paperless trade, and several countries reported their cross-border data exchange initiatives. The Framework Agreement came into being after receiving signatories fromf Armenia, Bangladesh, Combodia and China and is going to be accessed by Azerbaijan. It’s expected to enter into force in 2018 or 2019.

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Prof.Xue at 2018 APEC PPD on E-Commerce and Digital Economy

The Public-Private Dialogue on Existing and Emerging issues related to E-commerce and the Digital Economy was held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 3rd March, 2018, along with the APEC Senior Official Meetings. At the meeting, the participants discussed the development and dissemination of new technologies (cloud computing and big data), introduce the views to provisions related to Online Consumer Protection, Personal Information Protection, Electronic Authentication and Electronic Signatures, Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Messages, and reviewed the development of electronic transmitted content in APEC Economies.

Prof. Xue, appointed by the Ministry of Commerce as the national e-commerce expert, joined the conference and presented on the progress of the Chinese Draft E-Commerce Law, UNESCAP Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade and correlation of domain name system and internaitonal trade. Prof. Xue also exchanged the views with many other international experts and other economies’ governmental delegates.

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Prof. Xue Spoke at APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Expert Committee

2nd Working Conference of 2nd Expert Committee of APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance

  APEC Expert Committee for E-Commerce Business Alliance held its 2017 annual conference on 16th December, 2017 in Maison Albar Hotel, Chengdu, China. The conference was hosted by China International Electronic Commerce Center and  APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Secretariat, organized by China International Electronic Commerce Co. LTD and Intelligence Industry Committee of APEC-ECBA, and supported by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. APEC Research Center for Innovation and Development of Cross-border E-Commerce,  Chengdu Chengshi Culture Communication Co. LTD. and Sichuan Haidiya Technology Co. LTD were the co-organizers.

Prof. Xue gave a keynote presentation at the Conference on Chinese Draft E-Commerce Law and highlighted the key characteristics of the upcoming new Law that will be essential for the development of digital economy in the world as well as in China. Prof. Xue also actively took part in the expert discussion on global inclusive trade and pointed out that trade should not only benefit all the stakeholder involved (inclusive of currently disfranchised MSMEs, women and LDCs) but low or even eliminate barriers for accessing the global market. E-commerce’s potential to enable any business to access the borderless global access should not be reined by the traditional regulatory measures on exports and imports. New trade facilitation mechanisms, such as the enabling cross-border paperless trade through the UN Framework Agreement in Asia the Pacific , should be implemented for e-commerce and digital economy. Arbitrary distinctions and compliance measures (between goods and items or traders and buyers) should be reformed. Unification, simplification, digitization and automation should be the trend of development.


Topic 1:APEC E-Commerce Development Report (2017) studying and best practice cases sharing

Moderator:Wang Jian, Chair of the Expert Committee, APEC-ECBA,  Director of APEC Cross-Border E-Commerce Innovation and Development Research Center

Armirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO Cyber Security Agency of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia

“Embracing The Growth and Trending Demand of E-Commerce in Malaysia”

Xue Hong, Director of Beijing Normal University Institute for Internet Policy & Law (IIPL) , Co-Director of UNCITRAL-BNU Joint Certificate Program on International E-Commerce Law

“An Overview of China’s Draft E-Commerce Law”

Qiu Qiong, Associate Dean, Research Institute of CIECC

“Global E-Commerce Report”

ž   Ouyang Cheng, Director of Cross-Border E-commerce Research Center of Alibaba Research Institute, Senior Expert of Alibaba Research Institute

“Report of Inclusive Trade Development and Chinese E-Commerce Practices”

Li Qian, VP- Public Affair and Policy, Amazon China

Amazon China Releases the Cross-Border Online Shopping Trend Report 2016”

Topic 2: ”Jinjiang Proposal” Framework and 2018 Work Plan

Moderator:Wang Jian, Chair of the Expert Committee, APEC-ECBA

ž   Framework based on “Jinjiang Proposal” by Wang Jian

ž   Discussion on the framework

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