Japan-Korea Copyright Seminar hears CODA perspectives about anti-piracy

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A Japan-Korea Copyright Seminar was conducted in September, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan as a forum to exchange information and share experiences regarding institutional and practical responses to copyright infringement, and to improve the effectiveness of rights enforcement.

Participants included officials from the Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), the Korea Copyright Commission (KCC), and Korea’s Copyright Research Bureau.  The Japan-based Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) gave a presentation to share measures and case studies on anti-piracy in Japan.

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CODA Representative Director Takeo Goto presented a wide range of specific anti-piracy projects conducted by CODA, including anti-piracy issues and challenges in the digital and online age, the importance of public-private and international cooperation, the results of the Cross-Border Enforcement Project (CBEP), the need for public awareness and education for younger generations, and CODA’s educational project development.

CODA launched the Cross-Border Enforcement Project (CBEP) in April 2021 with support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in order to strengthen international enforcement procedures.

Darkness: How piracy site operators hide their identities.(Anonymity and Confidentiality). Source: CODA Japan

At the end of the presentation, a Q&A session and discussion was held.  Topics included how to secure human resources and international cooperation in many of CODA’s infringement countermeasures, effective measures to take regarding P2P and torrent site infringements, and the results of CODA’s overseas development of PR and awareness-raising in East Asia and ASEAN countries.”

Further reading

Participated in Japan-Korea Copyright Seminar organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan.  Press release. Sept. 19, 2023. CODA (Content Overseas Distribution Association)

CBEP: Cross-Border Enforcement Project. Web site. Accessed Sept 27, 2023. CODA (Content Overseas Distribution Association)

Why it matters

This event was an execellent opportunity to exchange perspectives.  CODA received great interest in its anti-piracy measures and public awareness activities, and the event provided a valuable exchange opportunity for CODA to reaffirm the importance of copyright protection on a global level, and to obtain information on the awareness of issues related to copyright protection in Korea. MCST and KCC officials asked many enthusiastic questions and engaged in a lively exchange of opinions.

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