Chien-Chih Lu

Chien-Chih is an Assistant Professor at National Chengchi University College of Communication. He has a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley and has a strong interest and experience in entertainment law and media governance. He received the UC Berkeley International and Comparative Law Certificate and UC Berkeley Public Interest and Social Justice Certificate when he finished several research projects related to international Intellectual Property and social justice issues. He was a member and editor of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law and the chair of Karuk-Berkeley Indigenous Law Collaborative (Honor in Leadership). Since 2012, he has been involved in the Music Copyright Infringement Resource project supported by University of Southern California School of Law. At these positions, his research focuses on topics of copyright law, music licensing, advertising and branding law, artistic freedom and cultural policy.

Designation: National Chengchi University
Institution: National Chengchi University
Paper: Transnational Expansion of the Compulsory Licensing Arrangement
Abstract: It is believed that economic incentives are fundamental stimulation for musical artists' creations. Typically, sufficient financial support makes creators focus on their working process and attempt to complete masterpieces. The arguments above reveal the music intermediaries in the Mandarin music market may be focusing on something other than on strengthening music licenses and facilitating financial transactions. Because the different proportionality of licensing types exists in the Mandarin music market, the inefficiency results in distribution issues in several jurisdictions. Especially, to reconstruct proportionality in the Mandarin music business will be significant in defending the creator's profit. Specifically, the Mandarin market is one of the biggest scope of interests in the world. The huge territory brings the inefficiency and impossibility of collecting vast revenues from each division. This research examines if the current Mandarin music scene needs a new licensing infrastructure such as compulsory licensing to handle the music revenue on streaming services and if the compulsory license be a useful and pragmatic international measure for this local disparity.