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12 September 2007

Join IPR-Photo Philippines eGroup

IPR-Photo Philippines is the brainchild of photographer-participants in the 'Seminar on Collective Administration of Visual Arts in the Philippines' which was organized by Intellectual Property Office-Philippines (IPO) and International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CSAC) last July 12, 2007.

The group aims to help and promote Intellectual Property Rights for Photographers through discussions/ fora, sponsored talks, establishing networks and linkages with other like-minded organizations, and advocacy programs specifically aimed towards promoting viable photography industry in the Philippines.

Likewise, IPR-Photo Philippines aims to form a Collecting Society for Filipino Photographers to represent and act as a direct right broker on their behalf. The Collecting Society will provide efficient and effective way for photographers and rights owners to administer their copyrights on a national and international capacity. Collecting Society can license specific works, for specific uses and pays the copyright owner a royalty for the reproduction.

The benefit of Visual Arts/ Photography Collecting Society in the rights market is one convenience for the creator, but also provides:
  • Collective muscle in the negotiation of licenses and royalties, and their appropriate distribution;
  • Infringement services to members when their works are improperly used or attributed; and
  • Necessary advocacy for Photographers when Intellectual Property and copyright legislation requires reform.
The group is working hand in hand with IPO Philippines towards the realization of this goal.

Join the IPR-Photo mailing list/ egroup. Register Now!

Reference:

Direct Licensing Book & Magazine Publishers, Museums and Educational Institutions, Licensing and Enforcement of Primary Uses of Rights in the Visual Arts by Chrissy Tintner, CEO-Viscopy, Australia

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