Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society's (FILCOLS) IP Made E-Z will be held at the University Conference Center, G/F Institute of Arts and Sciences Building, Far Eastern University, Manila on 17 August 2011 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

A meeting with Mr. Martin Lopez, Executive Director of Office of the President's Committee on Culture, Ethel Ampatin (of the same office), Mr. Joeven Castro, Associate Professor from the Communications Department and Head of the Research Cluster, FILCOLS' Alvin J. Buenaventura and Beverly Siy, the Executive Director and Executive Officer respectively, was held last 29 June 2011 at the office of Mr. Lopez. Objectives and details of the event were discussed.

FILCOLS’ IP made E-Z, formerly named IP in the Age of Jejemon, is organized in coordination with Visprint Publishing through Nida Ramirez-Gatuz and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines through its Director General Atty. Ricardo Blancaflor and Atty. Louie Andrew Calvario.

IP Made E-Z aims to raise the students’ awareness on IP and copyright and to help them gain more knowledge about what they can do for the country through respect for IP. The first lectures were held in University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo de Naga University and Global City Innovative College in Taguig.

FILCOLS receives support from the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) and Kopinor. NORCODE is an international copyright development group funded by five copyright societies namely KOPINOR, GRAMO, TONO, BONO and NORWACO. KOPINOR is the reproduction rights (RRO) of Norway while FILCOLS is the RRO of the Philippines.

FILCOLS encourage the heads of the universities and colleges to hold similar events in their respective campuses. The activity will help develop more responsible members of the academe, students, professors, scholars and writers.

FILCOLS is open to invitations and proposals in and outside of Metro Manila. Send queries to filcols@gmail.com. FILCOLS launched the IP Made E-Z at the Old Gym, De La Salle Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas last 24 June 2011. Over 250 college students were in attendance.

Written by Beverly Siy. You are welcome to repost or include this in any publication provided that the writer/copyright owner gets credit. Thank you.

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