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Australias artist resale royalty scheme, which came into effect in June 2010 and is currently being reviewed, seems to be offering increased protection to indigenous artists, with 60% of the artists who have been paid royalties being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
The Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage will participate in the work of 25th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) within the intergovernmental committee concerned with the intellectual property, the resources and the heritage as well as the traditional knowledge and the folklore. The work session will be organized in Geneva during the period between 15 and 24 July 2013.
La Asociacin para el Desarrollo de la Propiedad Intelectual (Adepi), en representacin de las ocho entidades espaolas de gestin de derechos de propiedad intelectual, ha suscrito la carta presentada por diecisis asociaciones de la industria musical espaola en la que solicitan a la Comisin Europea la creacin de un IVA cultural reducido y armonizado.
The government has prepared Book Policy and Copyright Policy for the welfare of all the three sideswriter, publisher and distributor. The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture have already prepared drafts of the Book Policy and Copyrights Policy respectively. Discussion is underway among the bodies concerned on the final drafts of the policies.
Refuerza la transparencia, el control y la vigilancia efectiva de las entidades de gestin de derechos de propiedad intelectual por las Administraciones Pblicas.
Who owns public art illegally placed onto private buildings? That's a question that came up recently after a famous Banksy work in London was ripped out of the side of a building, shipped across the Atlantic, and put up for auction with an estimated final price of over half a million dollars.