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Saudi Arabia has intensified efforts to check the growing market of pirated CDs, DVDs, computer games and IT software, and launched raids to confiscate goods and detain those involved in the business.
Under legislation expected to be approved by Parliament after Easter, will mean that net users face having their connection cut off for repeatedly pirating music, films or games.
This latest IRIS Special report focuses on the rights and remuneration of creative forces other than producers and composers, namely script writers, set designers, cameramen, sound designers, lighting designers, editors, choreographers, costume designers, make-up artists, actors, dubbing artists, dancers, musicians, vocal performers and others.
To curb copyright infractions in Vietnam, heavy fines will be imposed said an official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.The Chief of the Copyright Agency, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Dr. Vu Manh Chu, said that copyright violations are rampant in all fields, particularly in music, literature, recording, software and broadcasting.
The Frankfurt Book Fair has stood by its decision to make Turkey the guest of honour this year, despite an increase in the number of arrests under the country's censorship laws and a planned boycott by some Turkish writers.
The Bogot-based Iberoamerican Observatory of Authors' Rights (ODAI) launched ODAI Reports in August this year. Anew monthly electronic newsletter,itcollects information on legal and financial developments, interviews and other related news in the fields of authors' rights and copyright.