Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Animation & Content Industry in Indonesia
This is my presentation on WIPO International Seminar on Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Economic and Social Development that is held in Denpasar, April 21 to 25.
The heated discussion is when the Head of BPOM mentioned that IP wasn't needed for jamu or traditional herbal medicine. And therefore generate a discussion on how to protect dance, textile design and other folklore.
My practical notes to the government and all the delegation from 30 countries is that IP education start with something simple, like explaining about the difference and application of trademark, copyright and patent.
I also suggest to adopt Creative Common as future generation content will be available and distributed on the net.
Visit their website to understand about Creative Common.
And see this presentation by Larry Lessig on TED.com
No expert has brought as much fresh thinking to the field of contemporary copyright law as has Lawrence Lessig. A Stanford professor and founder of the school’s Center for Internet and Society, this fiery believer foresaw the response a threatened content industry would have to digital technology -- and he came to the aid of the citizenry.
As corporate interests have sought to rein in the forces of Napster and YouTube, Lessig has fought back with argument -- take his recent appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting the extension of copyright protection from 50 to 70 years -- and with solutions: He chairs Creative Commons, a nuanced, free licensing scheme for individual creators.
Lessig possesses a rare combination of lawerly exactitude and impassioned love of the creative impulse. Applying both with equal dedication, he has become a true hero to artists, authors, scientists, coders and opiners everywhere.