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Copyright legislation has always been an imperfect way to protect and support cultural creators. However, its inadequacies became clear in Canadas 2012 Copyright Modernization Act, one effect of which is a drastic reduction of authors income from the educational use of their work with $30-million annually at risk.
The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic has launched www.dusevnevlastnictvo.gov.sk, a portal which provides a platform to gain a basic overview and insight into the importance of copyright and industrial property and also serves as an information source in large areas of intellectual property.
Hong Kong lawmakers failed to advance legislation that would have updated the territorys existing copyright laws.
A Copyright Monitoring Team (CMT) was on Monday inaugurated to undertake anti-piracy activity and other functions that are necessary to protect authors and other artistes.
Two new proposals concerning the rights of artists seemed to bring new energy to the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee last week. Proposals encouraged delegates to create a legal framework to help artists benefit from use of their works and royalties by intermediaries.
Em nome do Grupo Latino-Americano e do Caribe nas Nações Unidas (Grulac), o Brasil apresentou uma proposta de análise de direitos autorais relacionados ao ambiente digital durante a 31ª Sessão do Comitê Permanente de Direito do Autor e Direitos Conexos da Organização Mundial da Propriedade Intelectual (SCCR/OMPI). A reunião ocorreu na sede da OMPI, em Genebra, na Suíça.