Copyright and intellectual property
To remain competitive on a global scale, Canada needs to enhance its domestic intellectual property (IP) and digital trade strategies with an international approach that can respond to constantly changing global economic conditions. Although Canada launched its Intellectual Property Strategy in 2018 — focusing on IP awareness, strategic tools and legislation — its data initiative, known as the Digital Charter, remains a work in progress. Both policies would benefit from an outward-looking, interconnected, international strategic vision.
Arts Council Korea conducted a study from mid-May to the end of September for a survey on unfair practices in the literary field and published a research report in early October in order to find out the status of unfair practices in the literature field as overall artists' rights issues, including copyright and rights, have risen to the surface.
As Betty Muffler’s September cover artwork for Vogue Australia becomes available to buy as a print, Patricia Adjei, a Wuthathi, Mabuiag Islander and Ghanaian woman from Sydney and head of First Nations Arts and Culture at the Australia Council for the Arts, writes about the importance of the First Nations art world.
The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) in partnership with the Business Intellectual Property Authority (Bipa) launched the Intellectual Property and Local Content (IPLC) project. It is aimed at supporting the production of local content in Namibia’s creative and cultural industries and align the relevant domestic regulatory frameworks to upkeep these industries.
On September 28th, Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism (in Hanoi)VHTTDL) Nguyen Van Hung had a meeting with the Copyright Administration on the development of copyright content and related rights in the revised and supplemented Law on Intellectual Property Law.
The Australia Council has today released updated Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts. The protocols address key legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of Indigenous cultural material in the arts.