MoI Union Minister holds copyright meeting for literary works

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint holds a meeting with writers, publishers and copyright experts at Central Printing Factory on Theinbyu Road in Yangon on 4 August. PHOTO:MNA
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint holds a meeting with writers, publishers and copyright experts at Central Printing Factory on Theinbyu Road in Yangon on 4 August. PHOTO:MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint held a meeting on copyright issues for literary works yesterday morning.
The mmeeting was held at the Central Printing Factory of Printing and Publishing Department on Theinbyu Road in Yangon.
The Union Minister firstly delivered an opening speech, saying the meeting was to exchange views on the literary copyright issues.
He added copyright issue has become more complicated amidst the changing trend of technology, with adverse effect of new media on print media.
The new media has caused the changing trend in writing and creation styles, as well as expectation of the readers, said the Union Minister, adding the need to study international copyright rules.
Acting Director-General of Information and Public Relations Department U Aye Kywe briefed on formation of collective management organizations for literary copyright and promoting copyrights on literary works.
At the meeting, Saya Chit Oo Nyo, Ma Hnin Phwe, Juu, Mg Hla Myo (Chin Chaung Chan), Pone Nya Khin, copyright expert Academy Swe Zin Htike, the legal experts Sittway U Than Maung and U Htay Oo, publishers U Myint Tun, U Myo Aung, U San Mon Aung and U Win Hlaing Oo and IT expert U Thaung Su Nyein discussed relevant topics.
Myanmar enacted the Literary and Artistic Copyright Law on 24 May 2019.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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