Seminar on ‘copyright and reprography

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The Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) organized a high level international seminar on ‘Copyright and Reprography— Benefiting Creativity and Economic Growth’ on February17-18, 2014 in New Delhi. Experts on various aspects of copyright and reprography, leading authors, publishers and legal luminaries, especially involved with the Intellectual Property Rights, both from India and overseas, including USA, UK, the Internationl Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), participated in the seminar. The basic purpose of organizing this Seminar was to create awareness about the ill effects of photocopying which affect not only creativity, but also the authors and publishers who are not getting sufficiently compensated for their rights.

BK Sharma, former chairman, Copyright Board, Government of India and former chairman, National Book Trust, was the chief guest. In his inaugural address, Sharma dwelt on the intricacies of the various sections of the Copyright Act and enlightened the audience about the new developments therein and how to enforce them.

The keynote address on ‘Benefiting Creativity and Economic Growth’ was delivered by Pravin Anand, eminent IPR Advocate. Asoke K Ghosh, former chairman, IRRO, in his welcome address, detailed the history of the establishment of IRRO.

Proposing a vote of thanks, Anand Bhushan, former Secretary General, IRRO, thanked all the learned speakers, for their very interesting and excellent presentations as well as the large number of participants for not only making the Seminar a great success but also actively participating in the discussions that followed the various sessions.

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