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Bogati expresses commitment to implement Copyright Act



KATHMANDU: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Posta Bahadur Bogati, has said that he was committed for the implementation of Copyright Act-2059 BS.

Inaugurating the seminar organised by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Copyright Registrar's Office, and World Intellectual Property Organisation here on Wednesday, Minister Bogati clarified it was illegal to violate the copyright.

He said the government would not lag behind in taking action against violators of copyright and added there will be support of all stakeholders for the same.

Minister Bogati said the government is committed to resolving problems created by copying of songs, music, cinemas and books.

He added a system of providing benefits, royalty or remuneration to creations as per the condition mentioned in the agreement should be implemented in practice.

Similarly, Secretary at the Ministry, Yagya Prasad Gautam, urged to be sensitive as handing over rights or giving/taking permission for production or distribution of copyright related creations was important.

Bisu Kumar KC, Registrar at the Registrar Office, said there would be right of creators to the creation and one should take permission of copyright owner while using their creation.

Discussions will be held on various issues of Nepali film sector including situation of law implementation and improvement during the two-day seminar.

Law related to Copyright was implemented in 2022 BS in the country and new Copyright Act, 2059 BS was brought as it was not appropriate as per the international system and standards developed of late.

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