was Held in Shanghai
On June 19, the “International Forum on Copyright: Protecting the Rights of Creators and Promoting the Development of Culture and Film Industry” was held in Shanghai during the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival. This event was co-hosted by the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and organized by Shanghai Copyright Bureau. Hundreds of guests including heads of copyright authorities, ambassadors to China, WIPO officials, representatives from foreign-related copyright certification organizations, organizations for collective administration of copyright and copyright enterprises, as well as rights owners from nearly 30 countries including France, the UK, Mexico, South Korea, Colombia, Kenya and Mali attended this event. Guests discussed the rights protection of performers, and exchanged views on the future of copyright protection and film industry. They agreed that copyright management was the backbone of the film industry. Zhou Huilin, Vice Minister of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China (SAPPRFT) and National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), and Sylvie Forbin, Deputy Director General of WIPO attended and addressed the opening ceremony.