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EAKOP launches Creative Global Talks online series

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On June 16 at 12:00 pm, the first online edition of the Creative Global Talks series on the topic "Beijing Treaty: From Rome to Beijing" will be held, which will be attended by leading experts on intellectual property and the digital economy - representatives of government authorities, professional communities of producers and actors , experts in the field of copyright.


The discussion will focus on the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, which entered into force on April 28, 2020. Experts will discuss what the entry into force of the document means, as well as how the state, business and the creative sector react to this event. The conference will be held on the Zoom platform. Participants and guests of the event must first fill out registration form, then go through following the link (not earlier than one hour before the start of the event). All registered participants will also be able to stream the event on YouTube.

). The discussion will be moderated by Irina Yakovleva, Deputy Secretary General of the EACOP, member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Committee on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries.

The Beijing Treaty is a historic treaty for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as it extends for the first time internationally to protect the economic and moral rights of actors and performers in audiovisual works, including films, videos and television programs, said Deputy Director of Copyright Management at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Dimiter Ganchev.

EACOP Secretary General, Chairman of the RSPP Committee on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries Andrey Krichevsky stressed that the application of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances will help support representatives of the Russian creative industries in during the COVID-19 pandemic: “The corona crisis has once again shown that the intellectual property protection system needs to be modernized. Otherwise, it will not correspond to the modern realities of the digital world. I am sure that the entry into force of the Beijing Treaty will cause an economic upsurge of the creative economy and allow the digital space to become one of the main channels for monetization of audiovisual works.”

Krichevsky added that the first to feel the effect of the entry into force of the Beijing Treaty will be representatives of the film and theater industries, since their platforms are leaders in the distribution of audiovisual content.

Academic Director of the Scientific and Educational Center for Intellectual Property and Digital Economy, Doctor of Law, Professor Ivan Bliznets is sure that that the entry into force of the treaty will allow the full application of international intellectual property law: “The Beijing Treaty is a new tool for protecting the rights of artists in the creation of audiovisual works. It implies the unity of the legal system for all parties to the treaty, the possibility of courts in each country to apply protective measures in relation to all creators of audiovisual works. Accordingly, the practice of the courts will take into account the new norms of the treaty and adapt to them.”

Director of the Scientific and Educational Center for Intellectual Property and Digital Economy, PhD in Law, Associate Professor Ekaterina Chukovskaya spoke about the nuances of observing and applying the norms of the Beijing Treaty: “We must be aware that such documents do not interfere with national regulation, but impose international obligations on the state. I do not think that relations in the international audiovisual market will change in the right way. The main problems will be related to the principles of collecting and distributing remuneration, but in this area there are well-established models and practices that will not be difficult to adapt.”

The Deputy Director of the Management Department will also speak at the online conference Dimiter Ganchev, Deputy Chairman of the State Service for Intellectual Property and Innovation under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Samat Baizakov, Deputy Director of the Regulatory and Legal Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Aleksey Kubyshkin, Deputy Chairman of the Commission for the Development of Culture and the Preservation of Spiritual Heritage of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation Denis Kiris, Legal Advisor to the Association of Film and Television Producers, CEO of FTM Entertainment » Sergey Semenov, Head of Copyright and Related Rights Department State Service for Intellectual Property and Innovations under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Yrys Tursunalieva, as well as Russian actor of drama theater and cinema, musician Maxim Linnikov.

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, signed by 74 countries and ratified by 33 members, is a multilateral agreement governing related rights in audiovisual works. The document protects the intellectual property of performers in terms of audiovisual performances and affects the rights to reproduction, distribution, rental, broadcasting and making available to the public. The treaty is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The agreement expands the economic rights of performers of audiovisual works, provides them with the opportunity to receive income from the distribution of creative products at the international level.

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The Eurasian Confederation of Societies of Rightholders (EAKOP) is an international non-governmental organization that includes leading national societies involved in the management of various categories of copyright and / or related rights in the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States, countries BRICS and other countries.

In April 2018, EAKOP became a member of the international organization "Eurasian Peoples' Assembly", which forms the integration model of a large Eurasian partnership at the public level, bringing together over 2,500 representatives of non-profit organizations, business and intellectual elite from 67 countries of the Eurasian continent.

CISAC is an associate member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), has the status of an observer organization of the World Intellectual Property Management (WIPO).

EACOP is headquartered in Moscow.

http://eacop.org/

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