Public Awareness Raising Workshop on Collective Copyright Management in Armenia

September 6, 2013
Ann Chaitovitz, copyright and CMO consultant, discusses best practices for CMOs

As part of a multi-phase technical assistance project on capacity building and public awareness engagement on collective copyright management with Armauthor, CLDP held a one-day awareness raising workshop in cooperation with Armauthor on September 6, 2013.  Armauthor is the sole collective copyright management organization (CMO) of authors’ rights and related rights in Armenia. Workshop attendees included Armenian government representatives, local businesses, and rights holders, to discuss the importance of collective copyright management and impediments to its effective enforcement in Armenia.

The programs were led by a copyright and CMO consultant and advisors from several large US-based CMOs, including the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), who highlighted the important role collective management organizations play in protecting the interests of creators and end-users, as well as the importance of protecting intellectual property and its impact on the economy, innovation, creativity, and culture.  The awareness workshop included panel discussions and question and answer sessions to address best practices for collective management organizations, licensing, reprography, and enforcement.
CLDP will continue to cooperate with Armauthor in 2014, both assisting the organization with capacity building through relevant trainings and materials acquisition, as well as technical assistance to raise awareness in Armenia of the importance of collective copyright management.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

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February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

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