Government of the Republic of Moldova

STATE AGENCY ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Protection and Enforcement of Copyright, to the attention of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research

09/09/2017

On 8 September this year, Minister of Education, Culture and Research, Monica Babuc, participated in the Regional Conference on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights.

In her speech delivered in the opening of the second day of the Regional Conference, Monica Babuc reiterated the importance of protecting and respecting copyright and related rights for the development and promotion of the culture of a state.

Also, during the event, the new Draft Law on the Amendment of the Chapter “Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights” of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights was presented, an ample project discussed by the conference participants, as well as a roundtable was organized with the main title “Collective Management in the Region. Practical Aspects, Solutions, Best Practices”.

It should be noted that the event was organized during the period 7-8 September by the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in the context of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of AGEPI and the national intellectual property system. The Regional Conference brought together representatives of international organizations and experts in the field of copyright from nearly 20 countries.

During the first day of the Regional Conference, there were discussed issues related to the political, legal and structural aspects of collective management: the international and European legal framework; the legal and organizational issues of collective management, in particular the setting of tariffs, the authorization and collection of remuneration. At the same time, the conference participants also raised the current and emerging issues in the field of collective management, such as private copying in the digital domain; user obligations; the role of public authorities, etc.