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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.
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.
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.
The US has circulated a draft discussion paper for the G8 meeting in Tokyo in July that proposes a governing body for copyright protection that would operate outside organisations such as the World Trade Organisation and the UN.
Empirical research into the digitisation of collections in Australian museums, galleries, libraries and archives suggests that copyright law affects what material is digitised and how it is made accessible. This article analyses digitisation within cultural institutions in light of the Digital Agenda reforms of 2000 and the Copyright Amendment Act 2006 (Cth).