Seminar on Managing Copyright in Publishing
FICCI invited FIP to participate in a Seminar on “Managing Copyright in Publishing: The Need for Awareness and Outreach” on 31 March 2016. Dr. Ashok Gupta, President represented FIP at the Seminar. In his brief address, Dr. Gupta said that the book publishing had been indispensable to education and knowledge of society. However, it is badly affected by piracy and infringement of copyright. Dr. Ashok Gupta suggested that it would be imperative that a high level symposium and seminar should be organized to create awareness and importance of copyright for the creative industry and dissemination of knowledge to the general public. Dr. Ashok Gupta also suggested that we should involve Secretary (Education), Ministry of Human Resource Development and Director, NCERT in this sacred issue to create awareness across the country and eliminate piracy for the benefit of publishers as well as students and readers. The Seminar had an exclusive awareness and outreach of copyright with regard to the purchase of books and content.