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Dr HE, Tianxiang

LL.B. (HQU)
LL.M. International Law (JinanU)
Ph.D., Intellectual Property Law (Maastricht)
Ph.D., Criminal Law (Renmin)
Independent Non-Executive Director, IBO Technology Company Limited (2708:HK)

Assistant Professor

Dr HE, Tianxiang

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-P5303
Phone: +(852)-3442-7384
Email: tianxhe2@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Chinese Criminal Law
  • European Criminal Law

Tianxiang He (China P. R. 1984) is Assistant Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Dr. He holds an LL.B. degree (Huaqiao University, China, 2007) and a Master degree in International Law (Jinan University, China, 2009). Dr. He received his degree of Ph.D. in IP law at Maastricht University (the Netherlands, 2016), where he was Researcher at the Department of International and European Law, and Ph.D. Fellow at Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR), and another Ph.D. degree in Criminal Law at Renmin University of China (2017).

From August 2012 to July 2013, Dr. He worked in the Research Center of for the Legal Systems of Intellectual Property of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan as a visiting researcher. In Europe, the Ius Commune Research School conferred to him an Honorable Mention in the Ius Commune Prize 2014 (http://www.iuscommune.eu/html/prize/jury/2014.pdf).

As of 1st August 2016, Dr. He is working as Assistant Professor in School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Dr. He is also acting as an External Fellow in IGIR, Maastricht University. He is also serving as reviewer of Journals such as Asia Pacific Law Review, Hong Kong Law Journal, Computer Law & Security Review, and Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. Dr. He is the author of the book Copyright and Fan Productivity in China: A Cross-jurisdictional Perspective. Dr. He’s articles appeared in SSCI journals such as American Journal of Comparative LawQueen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and Computer Law & Security Review.

Specialties: Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, Criminal Law, European Criminal Law, International Trade Law

 

Monograph

  • He, T. (2017), Copyright and Fan Productivity in China: A Cross-jurisdictional Perspective (Heidelberg: Springer, 2017), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6508-8.
    • Reviewed by: Pratyush Nath Upreti (Sciences Po Law School), in 41 European Intellectual Property Review no.2, pp. 127-129 (2019).
    • Reviewed by: Eleonora Rosati (Southampton Law School), in IPKat, 14 July, 2019, at https://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/07/book-review-copyright-and-fan.html
    • Reviewed by: Péter Mezei (University of Szeged), in 14 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice issue 8, pp. 653-654 (2019).
  • He, T. (2016), Copyright, fan generated contents, and open society in China: Towards an open innovation mechanism of copyrighted contents with fans (Maastricht: Maastricht University, 2016).

 

Edited Books

  • Tianxiang He and Qingchuan Xie eds. (2018), Chinese Intellectual Property Law: The New Quest on Intellectual Property Law with Chinese Characteristics (Beijing: The Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, 2018) (何天翔、谢晴川主編:《中國知識產權法:中國特色知識產權新探索》,中國大百科全書出版社,2018年10月第1版).
  • Tianxiang He and Naichun Mao eds. (2018), Chinese Criminal Law: The Disenchanted and Developing Chinese Criminal Law Research (Beijing: The Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, 2018) (何天翔、毛乃纯主編:《中國刑法:在祛魅中前行的中國刑事法律研究》,中國大百科全書出版社,2018年10月第1版).

 

Articles

  • He, T. (2019), “The Big ‘Ban’ Theory and Piracy: Which Way Forward for Effective Transnational Copyright Enforcement Policy in China?,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (forthcoming, SSCI, JCR 2018, Law-Q4; SJR 2018, Law-Q3).
  • Xie, Q. & He, T. (2019), “On the Open Approach to the Copyright Fair Use Regime – Focusing on the Introduction of the ‘Intermediate Level’ General Clause,” Intellectual Property, no.5 (2019), pp. 58-69 (謝晴川,何天翔:“論著作權合理使用制度的開放化路徑——以‘中間層次’一般條款的引入為中心,”《知識產權》,2019年第5期,第58-69頁).
  • Wang, J. & He, T.* (2019), “To Share Is Fair: The Changing Face of China’s Fair Use Doctrine in the Sharing Economy and Beyond,” 35 Computer Law & Security Review Issue.1, 15-28 (SSCI, JCR 2018, Law-Q2; SJR 2018, Law-Q2), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2018.11.001.
  • Liu, Y. & He, T. (2019), “The UGC Problem in the Copyright Law Amendment Process – From the Comparative Perspective Between Mainland China and Hong Kong,” Law Review no.1 (2019), pp. 123-135; Reprinted in RDFY-Civil and Commercial Law issue 4 (2019), pp. 90-103 (劉穎,何天翔:“著作權法修訂中的‘用戶創造內容’問題——以中國內地與香港的比較為視角,”《法學評論》,2019年第1期,第123-135頁;本文全文轉載於:《中國人民大學複印報刊資料-民商法學》,2019年第4期,第90-103頁)(CLSCI, CSSCI), DOI: http://doi.org/10.13415/j.cnki.fxpl.2019.01.011.
  • He, T. (2018), “Open Innovation and Intellectual Property Issues of 3D Printing,” Journal of CUPL no.3 (2018), 152-164 (何天翔:“開放式創新與3D打印知識產權問題,”《中國政法大學學報》,2018年第3期,第152-164頁)。
  • Wan, Y., Wang, J., He, T., Peng, Y. (2017), “China’s Privacy Protection,” Cheng, Z. (Translator), 33 Journal of Shantou University (Humanities & Social Sciences Edition) no.11 (2017), 135-147 (萬勇,王傑,何天翔,彭耀进:“中國的隱私保護,”程子姣(翻譯),《汕頭大學學報(人文社會科學版)》,2017年第11期,第135-147頁)。
  • He, T. (2017), “Control or Promote? China’s Cultural Censorship System and Its Influence on Copyright Protection,” 7 Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property no.1, 74-98 (SSCI, JCR 2018, Law-Q4; SJR 2018, Law-Q3), DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/qmjip.2017.01.04.
  • He, T. (2016), “Private Infringement of Digital Copyright and Response under the Perspective of International Trade - with the Entry Point of Industrial Copyright Enforcement Strategy against Internet Fan Creativity,” Journal of Jinan University, no.8 (2016), pp. 72-79 (CSSCI); Reprinted in Intellectual Property and Market Competition (Volume 2), Lizhi Ning (ed.), Hubei People’s Press 2016, pp. 258-272; Honorable Mention in the 11th Forum of Chinese Young Jurists – ‘Internet Governance and the Rule of Law Development’ Essay Contest 2016 (何天翔:“國際貿易視野下的個人數字著作權侵權與應對——以針對網絡粉絲創作行為的企業著作權執法策略為切入點,”《暨南學報(哲學社會科學版)》,2016年第8期,第72-79頁;本文全文轉載於:《知識產權與市場競爭(第二輯)》,寧立志主編,湖北人民出版社,2016年第一版,第258-272頁;本文獲:2016年第十一屆中國法學青年論壇“互聯網治理與法治發展”主題徵文活動優秀獎).
  • He, T. & Xie, Q. (2015), “On Japan’s Incrimination of Copyright Infringing Private Downloading - Is It Possible to Incriminate it in China As Well?,” Intellectual Property, no.12 (2015), pp. 111-120 (何天翔,謝晴川:“日本打擊侵犯著作權私人下載行為的罰則探析——兼評個人下載行為在中國入刑的可行性,”《知識產權》,2015年第12期,第111-120頁)(CSSCI).
  • He, T. (2014), “Fansubs and Market Access of Foreign Audiovisual Products in China: The Copyright Predicament and the Use of No Action Policy,” 16 Oregon Review of International Law 307 (2014).
  • He, T. (2014), “What Can We Learn from Japanese Anime Industries? The Differences Between the Domestic and Oversea Copyright Protection Strategies towards Fan Activities,” 62 American Journal of Comparative Law 1009 (2014) Honorable Mention in the Ius Commune Prize 2014 (SSCI, JCR 2015, Law-Q1; SJR 2015, Law-Q1), DOI: https://doi.org/10.5131/ajcl.2014.0029.
  • He, T. (2012), “Comments on the Problems of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement,” Seeker, no. 12, 260 (2012), pp. 260-261 (何天翔:“《反假冒貿易協定》的若干問題評析,”《求索》,2012年第12期,第260-261頁)(CSSCI), DOI: http://doi.org/10.16059/j.cnki.cn43-1008/c.2012.12.076.
  • He, T. (2012), “Study on the Copyright Pre-License of the Audiovisual Sharing Platforms: Taking the New Copyright Business Method of YouTube as an Example,” Intellectual Property, no.10 (2012), pp. 90-96 (何天翔:“音視頻分享網站的版權在先許可研究——以美國YouTube的新版權商業模式為例,”《知識產權》,2012年第10期,第90-96頁)(CSSCI).
  • He, T. (2012), “On the Hargreaves Review: An Analysis on the Recent Reform Plan of the U.K Intellectual Property Regime,” Electronics Intellectual Property, no.9 (2012), pp. 45-51 (何天翔:“《哈格裡夫斯報告》述評——對英國知識產權立法改革一攬子計劃的分析,”《電子知識產權》,2012年第9期,第45-51頁).
  • He, T. (2011), “Copyright, Electronic Regulation of Performance and Mass-market License,” Journal of Jinan University, no.5, 77 (2011), pp. 78-84 (何天翔:“版權, 運行的電子控制與大眾市場許可——對美國《 統一電腦資訊交易法》 若干制度的法經濟學分析,”《暨南學報(哲學社會科學版)》,2011年第5期,第77-84頁)(CSSCI).
  • He, T. & Wang, Q. (2009), “An Investigation on the Legal Responsibility of the Translation of Import Drug Labels,” East West Forum, no.2 (2009), pp. 23-29 (何天翔,王瓊:“論進口藥品使用說明書翻譯的法律責任,”《中外論壇》,2009年第2期,第23-29頁).
  • Liu, Y. & He, T. (2009), “On Computer Software’s Mass-market License - An research based on UCITA,” Pacific Journal, no.4 (2009), pp. 59-67 (劉穎,何天翔:“論計算器軟件的大眾市場許可——以美國<統一計算器信息交易法>為中心的研究,”《太平洋學報》,2009年第4期,第59-67頁)(CSSCI), DOI: http://doi.org/10.14015/j.cnki.1004-8049.2009.04.008.
  • Li, J. & He, T. (2008), “On the Application of Parking Space Regime in the Property Law of China,” Journal of Jinan University, no.4 (2008), pp. 82-89 (李健男,何天翔:“論物權法上車位制度的適用——從法解釋學的角度,”《暨南學報(哲學社會科學版)》,2008年第4期,第82-89頁)(CSSCI).

 

Book Chapters

  • He, T. (2011), “Rio Tinto’s Espionage Charge: The Criminal Law Protection on Trade Secrets,” In Y.A. Shi (ed.), China the Most Talked About Criminal Cases in 2010 Comment(pp. 11-27). Beijing: Chinese People’s Public Security University Press, 2011 (何天翔:《力拓間諜案:商業秘密的刑法保護》,載《中國2010年最受關注刑事案件評點》,時延安主編,中國人民公安大學出版社,2011年,第11-27頁).
  • He, T. (2011), “The First Litigation About On-Line Calumniate Libel in China,” In Y.A. Shi (ed.), China the most talked about criminal cases in 2010 Comment (pp. 58-70). Beijing: Chinese People’s Public Security University Press, 2011 (何天翔:《國內首例網絡誹謗商譽案:失序的商業競爭環境》,載中國2010年最受關注刑事案件評點》,時延安主編,中國人民公安大學出版社,2011年,第58-70頁).

Newspaper Column Articles

  • “European Law Perspective” Column in Legal Weekly, Feb. 2017 - Present (2017年2月至今,于《法治週末》开设并撰写“歐洲法視界”專欄).

Research Grants:

  • Co-Investigator (Co-I), “Cross-boder Data Transfer among Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau,” External Contract-Out Research Project, Microsoft Int. Policy Research Grant, Amount: HKD $360,000, 2018 - 2019, Chen Lei (PI).
  • Principal Investigator (PI), “Copyright, Freedom of Speech, and Open Innovation: Reassessing the User Generated Content Issue in China and Hong Kong,” CityU Strategic Research Grant (Project No. 7005183), HKD $100,000, September 2018 to September 2020.
  • Principal Investigator (PI), “Civil Engagement and Statutory Copyright Exceptions in China and Hong Kong: A Comparative Analysis,” CityU Start-up Grant for New Staff (Project No. 7200547/SLW), HKD $195,650, September 2017 to August 2019.
  • Co-Investigator (Co-I),On 3D Printing Intellectual Property Legal Issues,” National Social Sciences Fund (國家社科基金一般項目, Project No. 14BFX087), RMB ¥ 200,000, June 2014 to January 2017, Liu Qiang (PI).

 

Conference Presentations

  • “Data Transferability in Mainland China”, at the 11th IP Seminar in Hong Kong: Best Practices in Turbulent Times, organized by CUHK Faculty of Law, United States-China Intellectual Property Institute (USCIPI) and Asia Innovation and IP Society (AIIPS), Hong Kong, 2-3 August 2019.
  • “The Sentimental Fools and The Fictitious Authors: Rethinking the Copyright Issues of AI-generated Contents in China”, at 新科技与法律前沿问题国际论坛(New Technology and Law Frontier International Forum, organized by Law School, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P. R. China, on 29 June 2019.
  • “AI-Generated Works, Copyrightability and Protection Model in the Future: A Comparative Analysis”, at EUPLANT Conference: Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relations, organized by School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK, on 11June 2019.
  • “AI-generated works, Copyrightability and Beyond: A Comparative Analysis”, at Symposium on Modernity’s Challenges to Law and Dispute Resolution, organized by School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, and RECITAL, Doshisha University, Osaka, Japan, on 5 April 2019.
  • “The Big “Ban” Theory and Piracy: Which Way Forward for Effective Transnational Copyright Enforcement Policy in China?”, at the 4th Works-in-Progress Conference “IP scholars Asia", organized by School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore, on 30-31 January 2019.
  • “AI and Copyright in China: A Blessing or a Curse?”, at Confronting Modernity’s Challenges to Law and Regulation, organized by School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, and School of Law, Singapore Management University, Hong Kong, P. R. China, on 7 January 2019.
  • “Remix、粉絲創作和著作權法的未來 (Remix, Fan Creativity and the Future of Copyright Law)”, at 知識產權青年學人交流會(The Exchange Seminar for IP Young Scholars, organized by Law School, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China, on 26 December 2018.
  • “《著作權法》三修中著作權例外模式的選擇 (The Selection of Copyright Exception Model in the Third Amendment of Copyright Law of China)”, at 第十屆兩岸四地著作權法制發展研討會(the 10th the four regions across the strait Copyright Law Development Conference, organized by Law School, Beijing University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China, on 10 December 2018.
  • “開放式創新與3D打印知識產權問題 (Open Innovation and Intellectual Property Issues of 3D Printing)”, at 第二屆中國知競論壇(2nd China IP and Competition Law Forum, organized by Law School, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China, on 8 December 2018.
  • “Recent IP Developments in Mainland China”, at the Professional IP Update 2018, organized by IGIR Institute for Globalization and International Regulation of Maastricht University, the Institute of European Studies of Macao (IEEM), and HKIPD, Hong Kong, 7 November 2018.
  • “The Shifting Sands of China’s Copyright Exception Model and Beyond”, at Asian Pacific Copyright Association Conference 2018, organized by Law School, Renmin University of China, Beijing, P. R. China, 26-28 October 2018.
  • “Open Innovation and Intellectual Property Issues of 3D Printing”, at the 10th IP Seminar in Hong Kong: Intellectual Capital and Intangibles in an Innovation Century, organized by CUHK Faculty of Law, United States-China Intellectual Property Institute (USCIPI) and Asia Innovation and IP Society (AIIPS), Hong Kong, 2-4 August 2018.
  • “The Big ‘Ban’ Theory and Piracy: Which Way Forward for Effective Transnational Copyright Enforcement Policy in China?”, at Law into the Future: Perspectives from Asia - 15th Asian Law Institute Conference, organized by Seoul National University (SNU) School of Law, Seoul, 10-11 May 2018.
  • “Share is Fair: The Changing Face of China’s Fair Use Doctrine in a Sharing Economy and Beyond”, at The Sharing Economy in China: Regulation or De-regulation for Innovation?, organized by Journal of Computer Law & Security Review; KoGuan School of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Institute for Law and Web, University of Southampton, Shanghai, 27 March 2018.
  • “Is There Room for Parody Protection in Copyright Law of China?”, at the 3rd Works-in-Progress Conference “IP scholars Asia", organized by School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore, on 1-2 March 2018.
  • “Recent IP Developments in Mainland China”, at the Professional IP Update 2017, organized by IGIR Institute for Globalization and International Regulation of Maastricht University, the Institute of European Studies of Macao (IEEM), and HKIPD, Hong Kong, 8 November 2017.
  • “Parody, the 3rd Amendment of Copyright Law, and the Future of Copyright Exceptions in China”, at Asian Pacific Copyright Association Conference 2017, organized by Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 29 October - 1 November 2017.
  • “香港《版權條例》修訂中的UGC問題:一個比較法的視角 (UGC Issue in the recent Amendment of HK's Copyright Ordinance: a Comparative Approach)”, at 第九屆兩岸四地著作權法制發展研討會(the 9th the four regions across the strait Copyright Law Development Conference, organized by Law School, Northwest University, Xi’an, Shanxi, P. R. China, on 2 September 2017.
  • “Fan-Generated Contents, Free Speech, and Online Copyright Protection in China: The Interaction in between and the Future Legal Protection Model”, at the 15th Chinese Internet Research Conference: Divergence and Convergence in China’s Internets, organized by Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, on 5-6 June 2017.
  • “The Future Model of Copyright Exception and Parody Protection in China: A Modest Proposal for Reform”, at the 11th WIPO Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum: Intellectual Property Reforms - International and Comparative Dimensions, organized by WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland, on 22-24 May 2017.
  • “Open Innovation and the Copyright Debate of UGC: A Possible Approach”, at the Symposium on Law & Business of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, co-organized by Faculty of Law, CUHK & School of Law, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, on 12 May 2017.
  • “Control or Promote: China’s cultural censorship system and its influence on copyright protection”, at the 2nd Works-in-Progress Conference “IP scholars Asia", organized by School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore, on 23-24 February 2017.
  • “Recent IP Developments in Mainland China”, at the Professional IP Update 2016, organized by IGIR Institute for Globalization and International Regulation of Maastricht University, the Institute of European Studies of Macao (IEEM), and HKIPD, Hong Kong, on 30 November 2016.
  • “China’s cultural censorship system and its influence on copyright protection”, at the 2016 Asian Pacific Copyright Association Conference, organized by Asian Pacific Copyright Association, Law and Technology Centre and University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, on 20-22 November 2016.
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Last update: 14 August 2019