World Intellectual Property Day 2016:Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

Date: April 26, 2016

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World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April.The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe". 26 April was chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day because it coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.

This year the theme is  “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined“. The theme seeks to explore the future of culture in the digital age in order to answer questions how we create it, how we access it, how we finance it related to it. It also highlights the importance of a balanced and flexible intellectual property system in order to ensure that those working in the creative sector and artists are properly paid for their work, so that they can keep creating. 

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what is Intellctual Property:-

Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law.Some common types of intellectual property rights (IPR) are trademarks, copyright, patents, industrial design rights, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets: all these cover music, literature, and other artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs.

What is a copyright?

A 'copyright' can be defined as a bundle of rights given by the law to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, and the producers of cinematographic films and sound recordings.