Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Intellectual Property Union of Cyprus was founded in 2014 by a team of lawyers and authors aiming at raising awareness and providing information on issues regarding the protection of intellectual property in Cyprus. Within the framework of the promotion of its objectives, it organizes info-days, conferences and workshops for artists, authors, cultural organisations, educators, libraries, researchers, journalists and the general public on the importance and breadth of the protection of intellectual property in all forms of cultural expressions. The activities implemented by the IPUC include the following: • October 31, 2019 (Nicosia) Study day “Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market” -EDPI-Cypriot branch of ALAI) • November 12, 2018 (Nicosia) Conference “Copyright law, between culture and trade” (supported by the Ministry of Education/Cultural Services, EDPI-Cypriot branch of ALAI) • 1 November 15, 2017 (Nicosia). Seminar “Fighting against on line piracy in Europe: lessons learned” EDPI-Cypriot branch of ALAI. Speaker: Cédric Manara, Legal Counsellor for Google (Europe, Africa and Middle East) • June 9 2016 (Nicosia). Study day “Collective management of copyright and related rights in Cyprus” - EDPI-Cypriot branch of ALAI At the same time, members of EDPI participated in public debates (radio, TV) on current copyright issues and represented the Union in the parliamentary committees, transmitting their comments on pending legislation. EDPI has served also as communication sponsor to several conferences and study days related to copyright protection.
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
• Raising public awareness on basic copyright protection principles and regulations for authors, artists, performers, publishers, media, producers. • Proposals for amendments in the law. • Supporting authors and artists (cultural rights, fundamental freedoms, fair remuneration). • Participation in parliamentary Committees with comments on legislation (implementation of new laws, filling the gaps in existing laws).