Recap: Webinar on Intellectual Property in Arts & Culture: Cambodia’s Accession to the Berne Convention
- 20 May, 2022
- Posted by: EuroCham Cambodia
EuroCham, in collaboration with South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk, hosted a panel discussion of industry experts on Intellectual Property in Arts & Culture: Cambodia’s Accession to the Berne Convention via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon.
Cambodia became the 180th country to join the Berne Convention, and its copyright protections came into effect on March 9 this year.
David Haskel, a partner at Abacus IP, said he is expecting an upcoming Prakas to explain the implementation of the rights involved in the convention.
Creative works and pieces of art are now automatically protected in Cambodia under the Berne Convention, including works created by foreigners.
Any duplicated pieces of art or original work, including music, must receive copyright clearance before being used by someone other than the creator.
However, Haskel said enforcing these rights is up to the creator, as they must initiate any legal action in case of a dispute.
Haskel offered some practical tips for creatives who suspect their work may have been copied without their permission. For example, photographers can upload their photos to Pixsy to find out if they have been duplicated online without their permission.
EuroCham will post the full webinar on its YouTube channel in the near future, so stay tuned.