The DNDA training programme is intended to provide knowledge to the general public on the main elements of copyright and related rights. To carry out this work, the DNDA has gathered a team of professionals with experience in the field.
The training sessions are offered in two ways: in person or through the virtual campus that the DNDA has set up at http://derechodeautor.gov.co/campus-virtual. Regardless of which tool is chosen, it is a free service.
Regarding face-to-face training, an annual training schedule on various topics related to copyright is designed and published monthly at DNDA facilities. Another possibility is for an interested group to contact the DNDA Training, Research and Development Branch to organize a tailored training session.
This programme also provides the training sessions that take place within the framework of the "Orange Culture" programme, which in turn is part of the National Development Plan 2018-2022 "A Pact for Colombia, A Pact for Equity".
Based on the guidelines established in the PND, the DNDA has structured this programme and targeted its contents to creators, designers, producers, distributors, marketers, suppliers and consumers, raising awareness of aspects related to copyright and, especially, on the following:
1) Fair economic recognition to authors and creators for the marketing, distribution, use and enjoyment of their creations;
2) Benefits and added value derived from the registration of the intellectual property of goods and services of the orange economy;
3) Business mechanisms for the use of intellectual property instruments;
4) Respect and protection of intellectual property.
The DNDA virtual campus offers a free learning platform with eight courses on topics such as copyright in specific industries, copyright enforcement, and copyright in entrepreneurship projects.
Since the beginning of the training programme in 1990, the yearly number of people trained has increased. For the year 1990, a total of 600 people were trained. In 2019, that number climbed to 16,266.
The evaluation is carried out annually, by means of a quantitative measurement of the people that access this service and the artistic or professional segment to which they belong, for example, publishing industry, academic sector, etc.
It is recommended to continue with the training scheme in order to strengthen the adequate protection of the holders of copyright and related rights in order to contribute to the development of a culture of respect for these rights.