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CCU-CCP International Copyright Conference

“The Continued Evolution of Online Governance”

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Chinese Culture University Conference Hall



9:00-9:30 Registration and coffee/nibbles      
9:30-10:00 Welcome Remarks Spencer Yang Tian-Jen Lee, President, Chinese Culture University

Fong Tang, Minister without Portfolio

Shu-Min Hong, Director General, TIPO

Frank Rittman, Director, Centre for Content Promotion

10:00-10:45 Keynote Address Frank Rittman Mike Weatherley BEST PRACTICES FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM
10:45-11:00 Tea Break      
11:00-12:30 Panel Discussion 1: International Trends in Online Governance Grace Soh Frank Rittman, CCP

Brett Danaher, Chapman University

Masaharu Ina, CODA

Ang Kwee Tiang, IFPI

12:30-1:30 Lunch Break      
1:30-3:00 Panel Discussion 2:

Private Sector initiatives in Online Governance

Oliver Chen I-May Chen, Secretary General, Satellite Television Broadcasters’ Association

Chen Dau-Yi (ITV

Fan Dee Tah (IQIYI)

TBC, Research Institute (?)



3:00-3:15 Tea Break      
3:15-4:30 Panel Discussion 3:

Case Studies in Online Governance

Judge Tsai Professor Ya-Chi Chiang, National Taipei University of Technology

Professor Chung-Hsin Chang, Soochow University

Professor Yi-De Chang, Chinese Culture University

4:30-4:50 Presentation:  ROC Developments in Online Governance Spencer Yang Shu-Min Hong, Taiwan Intellectual Property Office TAIWAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
4:50- 5:00 Closing Remarks Spencer Yang Frank Rittman, CCP

Tian-Jen Lee, CCU

5:00 – 5:45 Networking Reception      



Frank Rittman is Founding Director of the Centre for Content Promotion. An independent consultant operating primarily in the fields of media, entertainment, and cross-market development, Frank most recently served as the Senior Vice President, Deputy Managing Director and Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association, a trade association representing six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment. Prior to that Frank was the Vice President of International Affairs for the National Music Publishers’ Association and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. A native New Yorker, Frank began his career as the Director of Contracts & Copyrights for the Macmillan Publishing Company and his professional appointments include serving as a former Chairman of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Entertainment Law Committee, as well as on the Board of Directors of CASBAA, the non-profit association representing the pay-TV interests in the Asia Pacific region.


Mike Weatherley served as an elected member of Parliament in the United Kingdom from 2010 – 2015, and during that time was named as the first-ever Intellectual Property Advisor to the Prime Minister. His fresh approach to raising awareness for intellectual property rights and promoting creativity included the Rock the House and Film the House competitions, involving direct engagement between Parliamentarians, musicians, and filmmakers. As the IP Advisor to the Honorable David Cameron, he authored four internationally acclaimed reports on the future direction of intellectual property that drew attention both inside and outside of the House and is credited with a number of IP policy reform initiatives now in place in the U.K.  He is presently the Vice Chairman of the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation.



Brett Danaher is an empirical economist and data scientist who studies the effects of new, disruptive technologies on the media and entertainment industries with particular attention to how these technologies alter optimal firm strategy or government policy. He pioneered some of the first empirical economic research on how firms and governments should alter their approach to protecting copyrighted works in the digital age. His current research and consulting activities focus on the use of data science and analytics to better understand consumers and improve practices in the film, television, music, and publishing industries.  He has experience teaching undergraduate and MBA level courses in industrial organization, information economics and economics of the Internet, data analytics, managerial economics, quantitative methods, and microeconomics. He is currently developing a program in entertainment analytics.  He also has experience as an expert economic witness in several US and European trials.


Ang Kwee Tiang (aka KT Ang) is IFPI’s regional director for Asia. He coordinates the activities of IFPI’s affiliated industry associations across Asia, working to expand performance rights and help develop the digital marketplace in the region. Ang joined IFPI in 2012 from global authors and composers’ body CISAC, where he served as Regional Director, Asia-Pacific. An expert in intellectual property law, he has undertaken more than 100 expert advisory missions and speaking engagements on behalf of WIPO to developing countries in Asia, advising on copyright law and the creation of copyright societies.


Masaharu Ina, a 32 year film industry veteran, joined Toho Co., Ltd., the forerunner of the Japanese film industry in 1985 after reading British and American literature at Sophia University, Tokyo. Masaharu started his career as an assistant manager at cinemas in Kyoto and Osaka. After the exhibition experience, he was transferred to Toho International Co., Ltd., the then Toho’s international arm, and spent the next 2 decades dealing with all kinds of Toho’s overseas activities, including but not limited to, sales of films, merchandising rights and remake rights, acquisition of remake rights and live theatre performing rights. Masaharu spent 12 years in total in London, New York and Los Angeles.  As a director of Toho International Co., Ltd., Masaharu played an integral part in realizing the 1st Hollywood Godzilla film at Sony Pictures that grossed US$379 mil. worldwide in 1998 and acquiring performing rights to West End and Broadway hits such as “Les Miserables”, “Miss Saigon”, “My Fair Lady”, etc. 2002 saw Masaharu negotiating the acquisition of Virgin Cinemas Japan which was later merged with Toho’s exhibition dept. and re-named as TOHO Cinemas Ltd. which  enjoys the largest share in the Japanese exhibition business today. In 2006 Masaharu joined TOHO Cinemas Ltd. where he led, as executive director, merger of all the exhibition subsidiaries of Toho’s, digitalization of cinemas, implementation of automated ticketing machines, 3D, MX4D and IMAX to name a few. Masaharu then moved on to start Towa Pictures that distributes motion pictures produced and/or distributed by Paramount Pictures as senior executive director in 2015. Masaharu joined Content Overseas Distribution Association (“CODA”) as director of overseas copyright protection (海外版権保護総監) in March 2017.