The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines is hosting the 1st Philippine International Copyright Summit to discuss the latest trends and challenges in copyright regulations and enforcement, including curbing infringement in the country.
The summit, themed “United in Copyright,” aims to help creators have greater control over their copyright and related rights and to educate the general public of the value of copyright to the struggling sector.
“Scaling up copyright appreciation in the country is very urgent today given that the creative economy was hit the hardest from this pandemic’s quarantine,” IPOPHL director-general Rowel Barba said at the press launch of the event.
The event will be held from Nov. 22 to 26, 2021 in hybrid format.
According to a July 2020 joint survey of the World Bank, National Economic Development Authority and Department of Finance which assessed the impacts of COVID-19 on Philippine businesses, the arts, entertainment and recreation sector saw the highest business closures at 82 percent, with 61 percent temporarily shut while 21 percent permanently closed due to the enhanced community quarantine.