High-Level Virtual Meeting on Copyright

The Department  of Intellectual Property (DoIP) attended the high-level virtual meeting on the copyright as a key player for promoting creativity and creative economy for policy makers of LDCs in the Asian and Pacific Region organized by the Copyright Development Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) on 22nd April 2021. 

Senior officials and copyright creators from Afghanistan, Bangladeshi, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Nepal, Timor Leste, Vanuatu and WIPO and speakers from Bhutan, New Zealand, South Korea and WIPO were present.

Mr. Dung Chi Duong, Director, Division for Least-Developed Countries, National and Regional Development Sector, WIPO, welcomed all and stressed on the importance of the copyright system as a tool to enhance overall growth of the country in the digital environment. 

Mr. Kinley T. Wangchuk, Director General, DoIP, Royal Government of Bhutan presented on the promotion and protection of  national creativity for sustainable development opportunities of the creative economy for LDCs. He also shared the insight of the economic contribution of the creative or copyright industry studied by WIPO.

Other subjects presented by the keynote speakers during the meeting were: building a copyright ecosystem to support national economic development: the roadmap, challenges and growth; culture drives economy: building copyright powerhouse to support creators and creative enterprises; taking your creativity to the marketplace:  frameworks and tools to support local talents and add value to creative assets; what copyright could do for us: Views and suggestions from creators and other contributors to creative economy. 

Following the high-level meeting, WIPO will spearhead the follow-up discussion to identify and implement country-focused cooperation projects according to the specific priorities, needs and expectations of the respective country.