Monday, March 18 2024   \  Published by Asia IP Law.

IPOPHL releases statutory fair use guidelines to clarify rules on copyright exceptions

IPOPHL releases statutory fair use guidelines to clarify rules on copyright exceptions

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) released its fair use guidelines in honor of the 11th Fair Use Week. It aims to help Filipino innovators, educators and creatives develop a deeper knowledge of intellectual property rights by offering clarity and direction.

“Fair use is the bedrock of creativity. It allows artists to produce versions of music, authors to quote from novels, and educators to enhance learning materials. By striking a balance between protection and access, fair use fosters a vibrant cultural ecosystem,” said IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba.

According to the Philippine IP Code, there are some circumstances when fair use permits the use of a work protected by copyright without first obtaining consent from the copyright owner. Although Section 185 of the IP Code contains the general concept of fair use, Section 184 of the guidelines addresses particular activities that are seen to be limits on copyright since they can be carried out without infringing against an author’s exclusive economic rights. Read more

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