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Thursday, 19 May 2022 - 5.30pm
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Online webinar

Speaker: Professor Haochen Sun 

Biography: Haochen Sun is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. His recent scholarship has focused on the theoretical and policy foundations of intellectual property, Chinese intellectual property law, and technology law and the public interest. He has published numerous articles and co-edited books published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. His opinions about intellectual property and technology law have appeared in many media outlets such as Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, South China Morning Post, and The Wall Street Journal. 

Abstract: In this seminar, Haochen Sun will discuss his groundbreaking work that analyzes the ethical crisis unfolding at the intersection of technology and the public interest. He examines technology companies' growing power and their increasing disregard for the public good. To tackle this asymmetry of power and responsibility, he argues that we must reexamine the nature and scope of the right to technology and dynamically protect it as a human right under international law, a collective right under domestic civil rights law, and potentially a fundamental right under domestic constitutional law. He also develops the concept of fundamental corporate responsibility requiring technology companies to compensate users for their contributions, assume an active role responsibility in upholding the public interest, and counter injustices caused by technological developments. 

 

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