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AfricanColours Artists Association will be conducting three major Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) workshops for artisans, craft entrepreneurs, visual artists, art institutions, media houses and other stakeholders to be facilitated by IP experts.
A potentially important test case being fought in the Finnish courts has ruled in favour of the family of a late artist who were in dispute with the local Universal Music subsidiary.
France's cultural industries have shown their determination to fight European copyright reform plans. A parallel movement among members of the European Parliament hopes to have the Electronic Commerce Directive re-examined as part of the reform package.
The German Minister for Culture and Media, Prof. Monika Grtters, calls for better protection of copyright and collective management.
Copyright might run counter to human rights, says a new report from the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. In the report, she provided a number of recommendations, including encouraging UN World Intellectual Property Organization members to support the adoption of international instruments on limitations and exceptions to copyright.
The European Commission sees copyright as an obstacle to the Digital Single Market, but the cultural world is gearing up to defend itself against what it perceives as a threat to an important source of its funding.