Kazakhstan Establishes NGO for Copyright Protection

Dec 21 2010 - 13:51

A non-governmental organization (NGO) for copyright protection, Copyright Society Abyroi, has been recently established in Kazakhstan, stated the organization’s chairman Temirlan Tulegenov on November 30, 2010.

The NGO will help increase the protection of the rights of composers, poets, writers, artists, scientists, journalists and other rights holders, stated Tulegenov, adding that Kazakhstan has an extremely high piracy rate of 70 percent.

Tulegenov stated that before the establishment of the NGO, there was only one copyright protection organization in the country, the Kazakhstan Copyright Society. He added that the improved protection of copyright and related rights is crucial for the process of Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), expected to take place in 2012.

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Source: Chinese news agency Xinhua

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