: 21st ABU Copyright Committee – Meeting& Forum : The 21st ABU Copyright Committee Meeting and Forum is being organized by Prasar Bharati at The Lalit, Connaught Place, New Delhi. In the Inaugural ceremony of the Summit, Dr. A Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati addressed the delegates and emphasized on the challenges related to copyright, piracy and intellectual property rights.
The committee members of the Forum are of the opinion that to ensure protection of copyrights, constant and timely discussion with government is necessary. The ABU Copyright Committee meets annually to discuss, share, analyze and to inform members on copyright, intellectual property rights, broadcasting rights, piracy, and various other related issues and case studies from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Experts from this field gather every year to advise the members on the changing trends in the broadcasting industry, as to how we can protect our rights. Stakeholders involved in this forum are lawyers, copyright practitioners and specialists.
In the Opening ceremony of the forum, on 25th March 2015, welcome address was given by Dr. Javad Mottaghi, Secretary- General, ABU; Mr. Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati gave opening remarks wherein he stressed the importance of safeguarding intellectual property rights. The Guest of Honor at the forum was Dr. A Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharati.
This time around, ABU meet has been organized, considering that it’s critical for broadcasters to discuss and delve on latest broadcasting issues. The committee urges the members to attend this forum to deliberate on the copyright and protection related issues, to further gain support for the broadcasters treaty intended to protect them from piracy. The core discussion points across the three day Forum are as under:
-WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights session
-Broadcast Laws and Protection Report
-Future Projects and Suggestions
-Legal Challenges and Directions for Broadcasters in the Digital Era
-The Cloudy Business of Copying (Panel Discussion)