On the initiative of the Portuguese Society of Authors, and with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the international seminar entitled “Copyright’s Importance in the New Cultural Markets of Portuguese-Speaking Countries” will take place on December 5-6 in Lisbon, at the Millennium BCP Auditorium (Rua do Ouro, 130). Portuguese and foreign key figures in areas related to the event’s subject will participate in this seminar, which forms part of the project for cooperation in Portuguese-speaking territories recently submitted by SPA to WIPO in Geneva that won the support of that United Nations agency. This project includes training sessions and debates on Copyright and the cultural markets of Portuguese-speaking countries, which are to take place in Portugal, Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor. During both days, the executives of authors’ societies from Portuguese-speaking countries, the representatives of WIPO, of the Portuguese Government and of the diplomatic corps of Portuguese-speaking countries accredited in Lisbon, as well as recognized experts on copyright, economic issues and strategic aspects, will communicate with an audience that has an interest in this kind of topic and speak about what they think the future holds for the Portuguese-speaking territory and the cooperation among Portuguese-speaking countries and peoples. In addition to the iniciative’s full program, which is primarily addressed to SPA’s cooperative members, cultural entertainment will be offered at the opening and closing of this international seminar, which is sponsored by Millennium BCP.
Lisbon, November 28, 2013