|Dr. Michael M. Alba, newly appointed FEU president, opens the Forum.|
The event was organized by Mr. Harold John D. Culala, director, Educational Technology which is under the university's Academic Development Office. The theme "World Wide Web: Implications to Intellectual Property Rights," addressed the concerns of university-based writers and even inventors.
Plagiarism violates the moral rights of authors. Large-scale photocopying violates the economic rights of authors. Both deserve to be addressed properly. Moral rights and economic rights are the components of copyright.
FILCOLS agrees that some small and occasional photocopying of works may be allowed under Fair Use. These do not need the permission of the copyright owners. However, large-scale and systematic photocopying of copyrighted materials for the internal use of educational institutions may not be fair to rightsholders.
"FILCOLS signed its first licensing agreement with The Manila Times College last July 2012. I appeal to FEU to address the problem of systematic and massive photocopying of copyrighted works by getting license from FILCOLS," Buenaventura stressed during his presentation.
|FEU officials and faculty listen to Atty. Louie Andrew C. Calvario.|
Atty. Louie Andrew C. Calvario who represented Director General Ricardo Blancaflor made a presentation on the government's thrusts and initiatives on IPRs and the internet. Calvario is the head of the Copyright Support Services Unit of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).
Atty. Christopher Cruz explained how educators should stand as promoters of academic integrity among the studentry.
|Atty. Christopher Cruz, De la Salle University - Manila IP Director and Assistant Professor.|
The Panel of Reactors were Dr. Joey Tem, faculty, Institute of Accounts, Business and Finance; Mr. Freddie Quinito, faculty, Institute of Education; and Mr. Joeven Castro, head, University Research Center.