MÜ-YAP: RATIFICATION OF THE AMMANDMENTS FOR COPYRIGHT LAWS IS A STEP FORWARD WHICH WILL INCREASE THE PRESTIGE OF TURKEY
The spokesmen of AKP, the ruling party and CHP, the opposition both emphasized in their speeches the damages caused by piracy in the sectors like music, publishing and movies and also underlined that our country will get rid off a shame by the ratification of the ammendments. The articles and the whole of the proposal were ratified unanimously after the discussions.
Mr. Aydın Oskay, the chairman of MÜ-YAP has evaluated the ratified ammendments:
“The law has been a step forward for prevention of unlegitemate use of the products subject to intellectual property which is publicly known as piracy. Our country will gain prestige if the enforcement is realised effectively in practice.
The security forces and the municipalities are given important duties with the new articles. The continuation of the approach of the Ministry to negotiate with the related societies during the preparation phase is of great importance for reaching the goals of the ammendments. Thus the enforcement authorities should consider this during implementation.
On the other hand the ammendmendts create new responsibilities for the societies. The obligation of giving the data about the represented rights to a common data base regularly and strengthening of the supervisions against the problems which might arise in distribution of the license fees, will force the societies to improve their organisations. As a result, some of the problems which have been faced in rights management are expected to disappear.
We also expect important increases in the productions of the related sectors after effective implementation of the ammendments.”