LES – AC attended 5th Regional Meeting for Heads of Copyright Offices

In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Egypt hosted the Fifth Regional Meeting for the Heads of Copyright Offices.

The event aimed at playing a leading role in establishing a balanced and effective international system for the preservation of intellectual property rights.

Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture, said that hosting the fifth regional meeting for the heads of copyright offices is an affirmation of Egypt’s leading role and it comes from its civilized status regionally and internationally.

Abdel Dayem pointed that the preservation of intellectual property rights, including: innovations, scientific inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and other fields, is one of the most important ways to encourage creativity in various forms.

The meeting tackled several topics including: the latest technologies and the current situation from a national perspective, the potential of cultural and creative industries in the Arab world, challenges and opportunities, key elements of success in the musical industry, key elements of success in the audiovisual industries, key elements of success in the field of printing and publishing, as well as discussing an active plan to improve copyright systems in the Arab countries,

In addition, the Egyptian delegation was headed by Dr. Hisham Azmi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Culture, Dr. Ashraf Zaki, Head of the Academy of Arts, Dr. Anwar Megheith, Head of the National Center for Translation, Dr. Haitham El-Hajj, Head of the General organization of Book, and Mohamed Farouk, Assistant Legal councilor of the Minister of Culture.

It also included other WIPO members from Hungary, France, Lebanon, Jordan and a number of international organizations working in this area such as the League of Arab States, the International Publishers Association, and the World Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations.