Azerbaijan to protect broadcasters' intellectual property rights

ICT Materials 3 February 2009 14:19 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 3 / Trend , U.Ismayilova/

The Azerbaijani Copyright Agency will pass regulations to protect the intellectual property rights of local broadcasters, the agency's Chief Kamran Imanov said at an international workshop on Feb. 3.

"The agency aims to increase measures to protect intellectual property rights and intends to hold legal and educational courses with local TV and radio channels as a first step," Imanov said.

Piracy is not only a worldwide phenomenon, but also a topical problem in broadcasting, he said.

"All broadcasting organizations should know and protect their rights and pay owners fees when using their materials," Imanov added.

Representatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization and International Confederation of Authors and Composers Society attended the workshop.

The workshop aims to assist in regulating relations between intellectual owners and TV and radio companies.

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