Wednesday, March 25, 2009

FILCOLS and the American Publishers

Local book industry players slammed American publishers for continuing to benefit from the exemption of the 12 percent e-VAT payment and yet refused to support a government-backed copyright collection management society to promote protection of copyrights.

This comment was submitted by the Book Development Association of the Philippines, Inc. (BDAP) to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) as its input in the ongoing review of the Special 301 Watch List, which ranks countries according to their performance in the enforcement of laws and protection of the intellectual property rights.

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