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SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON COPYRIGHT AWARENESS AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ASEAN COUNTRIES

6 September 2016 – MyIPO had successfully hosted the Sub-Regional Workshop on Copyright Awareness and Capacity Building for ASEAN Countries at the IP Academy which was organized by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and with the assistance of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.

 

The three-day workshop provides a platform for participants to exchange views, sharing experiences and gather information regarding the implementation of raising awareness and capacity building programs in the field of copyright.

 

The Director General of MyIPO, YBhg. Dato' Shamsiah Kamaruddin who officiated the workshop on behalf of Chairman of MyIPO, informed that MyIPO has carried out numerous seminars and workshops, IP day celebrations, exhibitions, media publications, and extensive campaigns nationwide. These include basic information on copyright law, issues of enforcement and infringement of copyright.

 

She also highlighted that to-date MyIPO has received a total of 8892 copyright notifications from the public since the Copyright Voluntary Notification System was introduced in year 2012. The number is increasing every year which shows the level of copyright awareness among the public has arisen.

 

ASEAN participants were brought to visit the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre on the last day of the workshop.