The Philippines-Korea Copyright forum was held on December 7, 2012 at the Legend Villas in Mandaluyong City.
Representing Director General Ricardo Blancaflor who was abroad, IPOPHL Deputy Director General Allan B. Gepty gave the welcome remarks.
Guest of honor was Congressman Joel Roy Duavit, vice chairman of the Committee on Trade and Industry of the House of Representatives. The Congressman from Rizal’s 1st district was instrumental in pushing for the IPOPHL to be a bureau.
Kyong Soo Choe, Director General of the Policy Research Office of the Korea Copyright Commission, provided the welcome address. He shared the trivia of Korea’s Copyright law which was enacted in 1957.
Another speaker who provided a short pep talk was Seong un Hwang who is the director of the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines.
Speakers of the Philippines-Korea Copyright Forum. Front row, from left: Seong un Wan, Atty. Allan Gepty, Congressman Joel Duavit, Kyong soo Choe, Young-gil Park. Back row, from left: Jake San Diego, the Korean moderator, Do-goo Lee, Atty. Mark Herrin, Atty. Louie Calvario, Jong Weon Kim
With the help of the translator, the overview of the Korea Copyright System was provided by Young-gil Park, professor emeritus of the Dong-guk University.
For some statistical details, Do-goo Lee gave insights on the production and distribution of digital contents in Korea. Mr. Lee is from SBS Content Hub, a network in Korea.
Jong Weon Kim, a youthful professor of Sangmyung University, rattled off the technical details pertaining to the modern protection devices of online content in Korea.
Other speakers were Grace Dimaranan, president of the Animation Council of the Philippines, and Jake San Diego, GM of Level Up! Philippines.
IPOPHL speakers were Atty. Mark Herrin and Atty. Louie Calvario. The two tackled the present and future status of copyright protection under the prevailing digital environment in the Philippines.
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