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May 25, 2020
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Copyright Advocate Says Copyright Laws Need to be Implemented by a PNG Entity

A songwriter and copyright advocate says copyright laws need to be implemented by a Papua New Guinean entity.

Oala Moi from Young and Williams Lawyers says artists aren’t getting paid royalties for their work.

The Investment Promotion Authority has been tasked to do this.

The Papua New Guinean music industry remains dormant.

In other parts of the world, it is a billion dollar business.

Oala Moi says an entity needs to manage and protect Papua New Guinean music.

If there is more protection for music in the country, serious money could be made.

There is a department in the Investment Promotion Authority in charge of the implementing copyright laws.

But there is more work and awareness to be done.

Currently an entity specifically for protecting intellectual property such as music and other forms of art is non-existent in the country.

 

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