IPA Regional Seminar, Nairobi – Panel Discussion 2: Copyright Protection and the Threat of Piracy

The adoption of new models for compensation using frictionless purchasing experiences and ethical appeals have reduced piracy for films and music, but it remains unclear if similar approaches could work in the publishing industry. This session will discuss the rise…

IPA Regional Seminar, Nairobi - Panel Discussion 2: Copyright Protection and the Threat of Piracy

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The adoption of new models for compensation using frictionless purchasing experiences
and ethical appeals have reduced piracy for films and music, but it remains unclear if
similar approaches could work in the publishing industry. This session will discuss the rise
of piracy of digital and printed books as well as possible scalable solutions to reducing
this epidemic.

Moderator: José Borghino – Secretary General, International Publishers Association
(Australia)

Panellists
•Dr Maha Bakhiet – Director, Intellectual Property and Competitiveness Department,
League of Arab States (Sudan)
•Dora Susan Salamba-Makwinja – Executive Director, Copyright Society of Malawi
(Malawi)
•Keitseng Nkah Monyatsi – Copyright Administrator, Companies and Intellectual
Property Authority, Ministry of Trade and Industry of Botswana (Botswana)
•Edward Sigei – Executive Director, Kenya Copyright Board (Kenya)

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