Comparative Research on Reproduction Concept in US and China Copyright Laws

Derong ZHENG, Zhiyuan WANG, Hui WANG


Relied on the development of reproducing technology, copyright law occurs and develops, and the right to reproduction is considered to be a key right for the owner of copyright right. However, with the rapid development of related technologies, changes have also taken place in the concept of reproduction. On a systematical analysis of the differences in reproduction right between US and China copyright law, a history and a forecasting view have been briefly outlined. The emphasis of the paper is placed on how to respond, and how to get a dynamic adjustment in the concept of reproduction while facing the impact of network communication by contrasting US with China copyright laws. And I also discuss the possible convergent characters of reproduction concept with each other. On the basis of analyzing and comparing, I hope to give a comparable understanding of reproduction concept in copyright laws of US and China, and suggest the needed reforms in the new run of revision of China Copyright Law.


Reproduction; Concept; Copyright law; US and China

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