Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Content Trade

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Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Content Trade

Publication Number

APEC#221-CT-04.5

Published Date

September 2021

Type of Publication

Proceedings

Publications Under

Committee on Trade and Investment(CTI)

Pages

25

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Description

This report presents the outcomes of the project, Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Content Trade, which was implemented to meet the following objectives:

  • to examine existing challenges APEC economies are facing in the field of IPR protection in digital content trade;
  • to facilitate better understanding among APEC economies of how the issues relating to IPR protection in digital content trade are regulated on international, regional
    and domestic level; and
  • to review APEC economies best practices and exchange experiences in promoting effective protection of IPR in digital content trade.

A questionnaire was circulated to gather information from APEC economies on existing domestic regulation and applied practices in the field of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in digital content trade, views of APEC economies on most critical challenges to the IPR protection in digital content trade, as well as APEC economies’ examples on how to tackle such challenges.

Findings from the survey were discussed by speakers and participants during the virtual workshop that was held on 20-21 April 2021. The project illustrated that many APEC economies share similar challenges and sometimes approaches to problem-solving in terms of legislative systems, definitions, the use of the newest technologies and collaborations.