Strategies for Implementing Effective De-listing/De-indexing Technical Measures against Copyright Infringement in Emerging Countries

Published on: 2016-04-25

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Abstract / Seminar Summary

The digital entertainment industries, in particular movie, are blooming in emerging markets. However, illegal downloads of movies are constantly on the rise as well. Copyright infringement impacts movie industry significantly. The USA and UK adopt the technical measure of de-listing/de-indexing to combat copyright infringement on the Internet. Delisting/de-indexing aims at stopping users from knowing the website address (in terms of URL) of infringing media through search engines by removing those sites from the search results or indexes. As proven by the French experience, the de-listing/de-indexing is an efficient way for policy makers to combat copyright infringement. It seems that leading entertainment companies are keen to adopt this measure in protecting the copyright of their digital media.

In this seminar, we will define an effective de-listing/de-indexing measure to be the one that can remove infringing materials from search engines in a timely manner, and we will introduce strategies for implementing the effective de-listing/de-indexing measure in protecting the copyright of digital media for emerging countries.

About the Speaker

James S. H. Kwok is an Associate Professor of Business Education in the department of information Systems, Business Statistics, and Operations at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). James joined HKUST in 1997 as Assistant Professor, and joined California State University, Long Beach in 2004 as Associate Professor. James returned to HKUST as Adjunct Associate Professor in 2005. He has published in more than 60 journal and conference papers. His research areas include digital rights management, digital watermarking techniques, computer security, and hacking techniques.

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