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A forum on intellectual property, copyright, research and education will be held on 13 September 2011 from 1:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. at Meeting Room 6, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
The heads, deans and officers of Metro Manila universities and colleges and their intellectual property offices are invited to attend.
Opening remarks will be delivered by Dr. Isagani R. Cruz, chairperson of Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, an organization of copyright holders.
Karen Pitt, the general counsel of Australia's Copyright Agency Limited (CAL), will share the experiences with CAL of some of the best educational institutions in her country. While Paul Wee, the chief executive officer of Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore (CLASS) will talk about the Singapore Experience.
Alvin Buenaventura, the Executive Director of Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society (FILCOLS) will present the proposal of FILCOLS, the Philippines' national RRO.
A question and answer session will follow. The speakers will be joined by Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores, the executive director of National Book Development Board (NBDB); and a representative from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).
Closing remarks will be delivered by Lirio P. Sandoval, the president of Book Development Board of the Philippines.
One of the aims of the forum is to introduce the concept of collective management societies and reproduction rights organizations (RROs) to the education sector and how they can help universities become top research institutions in the country. FILCOLS is the main organizer of the event. Sponsors are Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) and reproduction rights organization of different countries such as Norway (KOPINOR).