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24 Giugno 2022

Emirati Arabi Uniti


The new law covers a wide spectrum of the community including creative content creators.The UAE Ministry of Economy has announced the issuance of the Executive Regulation of Federal Decree-Law No. 38 of 2021 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights, which aims to nurture growth and prosperity of creativity and creative works in various sectors.The new law covers a wide spectrum of the community, namely creative content creators in literature, arts, culture, and science, including writers, authors, musicians, programmers, people of determination and publishing houses.It also targets investors, entrepreneurs, project owners, and companies engaged in the various creative, cultural, entertainment and creative economy activities, as well as the providers of legal services related to creative composition.The under-secretary of the Ministry of Economy, Abdulla Al Saleh, said the country’s interest in this field stemmed from its belief in the importance of promoting creativity and innovation, in line with the “Principles of the 50” and the pillars of the UAE Centennial 2071, Wam, reported.“The regulation is in line with the country’s commitments as a member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), including the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty,” Al Saleh said.He also pointed out that the executive regulation defines the rules about intellectual works’ registration, including their ownership and information, author data, and intellectual works’ importer and distributor data.“In addition, they establish the criteria for obtaining collective management licences and grant compulsory copyright licences for use or translation, along with the requirements concerning accessible format copy, and the mechanisms adopted in customs clearance,” Al Saleh said.The under-secretary also announced the issuance of the first accessible format copy license to the ‘Kalimat Foundation’ that upholds children’s rights to access books, in line with the UAE’s ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.It also aligns with the MoU signed on 18th May, 2022, between the ministry and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a non-profit organisation that represents the recording industry interests worldwide to support collective management in the music industry. (ICE DUBAI)

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