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Workshop on IPR, panelists discusses content creator’s issues

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New Delhi, Dec 4 (KNN) A day long workshop themed 'Innovation, Intellectual Property and Role of Licensing: A Technology Driven Initiative towards Make in India.' was held in New Delhi on Saturday. The workshop was organized to discuss the problems of content producers of the country related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and licensing and required government intervention in this regard.

Sanjay Mehra, Head of Multimedia and Partnerships of Asian News International during the proceedings highlighted many issues faced by news agencies and other content creators during the discussion.

He said that the need of the hour is to make representation of the problems face by content creators before the government so that they could be addressed immediately.

He added certain notions such as that of 'fair use' and 'public domain' were being misunderstood and  the legal framework needed to be changed so as to encourage creativity of journalists.

Many distinguished guests from publishing houses, media and movie industry participated in a panel discussion titled “Whose line is it anyway?”

Shikha Singhi, Head of Film/Music acquisition said that the replacement of paperwork with verbal agreement usually led to conflict between the parties which needs to be addressed.

Uday Singh, Head of Motion Picture Association emphasized the importance of incentives and need for good environment to encourage Indian content creators. (KNN/AG)

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