Friday, September 2, 2011

CHED issues MEMO for FILCOLS event on Sept. 13

CHED Issues Memo on FILCOLS Int’ Copyright Event for Academe Members
The Commission on Higher Education released a memo last August 31, 2011 about “Copyright: Empowering the Research University,” a forum about intellectual property, copyright, research and education. It will take place at Meeting Rooms 12 & 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
The lecture will kick-off the Manila International Book Fair which officially opens at 6 p.m. at SMX on the same day.
To deliver lectures at the forum are Bruce Funkhouser, executive director of the International Division of the Copyright Clearance Center of the United States, on licensing solutions in the U.S.; John-Willy Rudolph, senior adviser, Kopinor of Norway, on the experiences of Kopinor with some of the best educational institutions in Norway; and Paul Wee, chief executive officer of the Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore (CLASS) on the Singaporean experience.
The opening remarks will be delivered by Dr. Isagani R. Cruz, chair of the Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society (FILCOLS), the main organizer of the event. A non-profit organization of copyright owners, FILCOLS aims to collectively manage the reproduction rights of copyright owners.
During the forum, FILCOLS will present to the education sector how it could help colleges and universities become top research institutions through the collective management societies or the Philippines’ national reproduction rights organizations (RRO).
Collective management of rights is the solution used by RROs in many countries to address the massive unauthorized photocopying and scanning of copyrighted works. These RROs formed the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO) in 1984. FILCOLS became the latest IFRRO member on June 2009.
Registration is at P500. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. There are only 80 slots. First come, first served. Please contact MaricelCartujano at 747-9250 local 401, 746-7162, 0919-3175708 or You may also visit for a backgrounder on FILCOLS. This event is made possible with the help of the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) and RRO of Norway, KOPINOR.

Reference: Beverly W. Siy
Contact details: 746-7162, 7479250 local 401, 0919-3175708,