by Jonathan Lee Xue Han
Jonathan Lee Xue Han EFFECTIVE ANTI-PIRACY IN VIETNAM: A JOURNEY THROUGH SITE BLOCKING SPRING 2022 Int’l J. L. Ethics Tech. 1 (2022).
Available at: https://doi.org/10.55574/DKOO8048
Author Information: Jonathan Lee Xue Han, University of California, Los Angeles & Loyola Law School.
Abstract: The dawn of the Internet has created significant challenges to protecting copyrighted materials from piracy. In the past, copyright protection was mainly concerned with the threat of infringement from the sale of counterfeit goods, like pirated CDs and optical media. However, the Internet has now allowed for online piracy where infringing materials can be accessed online or copied with even greater ease. Vietnam has recently become a jurisdiction that is a hotbed for online piracy and copyright infringement globally. This is largely because Vietnam’s current statutory and regulatory regime fail to effectively create an effective antipiracy regime in accordance with its WTO TRIPS obligations. Furthermore, Vietnam’s recent accession of various treaties like the CPTPP and WCT further galvanizes a need for change in Vietnam’s intellectual property regime. Thus far, Vietnam’s attempts at fashioning an effective site-blocking regime have not succeeded. This paper will look at other effective site-blocking regimes, namely Singapore, India, and France, to look prospectively at what may be possible in Vietnam.
Keywords: Vietnam, Copyright, TRIPS, CPTPP, Site-blocking
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