Azerbaijan Makes Progress in Copyright Protection
Since 2005, the level of piracy in Azerbaijan in the area of book publishing has dropped from 61 to 30 percent, in the area of audiovisual and musical works from 90 to 67 percent, while the software piracy rate has dropped from 96 to 87 percent, Azerbaijani Copyright Agency Chairman Kamran Imanov stressed at a recent seminar on copyright protection in Baku, organized by the Copyright Agency of Azerbaijan and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Imanov added that the Copyright Agency registered 21 copyrighted and related rights works in 2013, applications for which were submitted through the newly established online registration service. The total number of registered copyrighted works in Azerbaijan since the agency’s establishment is more than 9,000.
Azerbaijan is preparing national intellectual property strategy called “Azerbaijan 2020: Vision into the Future”, which will be presented soon. Part of the strategy involves possible amendments to the copyright legislation to ensure better online copyright protection.
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Source: News portal Azernews.az
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