Tuesday, August 2, 2011

IP Made E-Z in Miriam College

Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society's (FILCOLS) IP Made E-Z will be held at the Viewing Room, Library Media Center, Miriam College, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City on 6 September 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

IP Made E-Z is a three-hour forum for college students. Intellectual property, copyright, writing, publishing and the Philippine economy will be discussed. FILCOLS Executive Director Alvin J. Buenaventura and author Karen Francisco will talk in Filipino language to introduce concepts in authorship, creativity, and copyright. Francisco's novel "Naermyth" was published by Visprint Publishing which publishes Bob Ong's books.

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’ IP made E-Z, formerly named IP in the Age of Jejemon, is organized in coordination with FILCOLS author/member Prof. Ma. Rebecca Añonuevo-Cuñada, Chair of the Filipino Department, Prof. J. Alagaran, Chair of the English Department, both of Miriam College, 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.

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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