ArmInfo.On May 21, a regional seminar "Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights" began its work in Armenia. It was organized jointly by the Intellectual Property Agency of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia, representatives of the government, international and private organizations, experts from Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Belgium, Great Britain and France took part in the event.The participants of the event were welcomed by Avag Avanesyan, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments, and Alexander Shevchenko, representative of the Department of Transition Economies and Developing Countries of the World Intellectual Property Organization.According to Avag Avanesyan, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization many events were organized aimed at raising awareness of intellectual property, protection of rights and other issues.
"With the development of technology, the world is now expanding the possibilities of using and spreading creativity, which, in turn, leads to the emergence of new legal relations. In today's digital environment and global networks, reliable resources are required to ensure the legitimate use of their works. Internet and digital technologies led to a revision of the copyright law. Last year, a draft law on copyright and related rights was drafted, which was submitted to The document is fully consistent with international norms and European standards, "said the deputy minister, expressing confidence that the seminar would be a good platform for discussing current problems and finding effective ways to solve them.Alexander Shevchenko, in turn, expressed particular gratitude to the head of the Intellectual Property Agency, Yerem Chahoyan, for organizing a high-level seminar and expressed hope that the event would be effective in terms of sharing experiences, identifying gaps in legislation and solving existing problems. He also briefly presented the activities of the World Intellectual Property Organization, expressing the organization's readiness to support sector reform.During the seminar, topical issues in the field of copyright were discussed, including the public use of works, online licensing rules, copyrights to property, the role and importance of collective management, and others.