Recognizing the importance of intellectual property rights, a collaboration was sought between the Intellectual Property Union of Cyprus and the focal point of the Convention (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth). In this context, a series of activities such as conferences and info days were organized, with the participation of authors, artists, cultural organisations, educators, libraries, researchers, journalists, audio-visual producers, performers and the general public. The main objective of the aforementioned activities was to raise awareness on the importance and breadth of the protection of intellectual property in all forms of cultural expression. The events included expert interventions on the fundamental fields of creation and cultural production and presentations regarding recent developments in the area of intellectual property rights in the digital environment. This gave room for discussion between all stakeholders involved (artists, lawyers, civil society, responsible public bodies for culture and intellectual property rights). Moreover, the relevant promoted activities contributed in raising awareness and provided useful information regarding fair remuneration of artists particularly in the context of the emerging challenges of online distribution and consumption.
Furthermore, both the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth as well the Registrar for Companies and Official Receiver who is responsible for the implementation of copyright law in Cyprus, in the context of the aforementioned activities have acknowledged the importance of safeguarding and promoting cultural diversity, as it is considered not only as a commercial good but also as a medium through which identities are forged in contemporary societies.
Ongoing process which enhances the collaboration amongst all stakeholders involved
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Intellectual Property Union of Cyprus
Civil Society Organization (CSO)