DAY 4: NOV 25

Music and the Performing Arts

9:00 am - 11:00 am Summit Room 1

LIKHAIN PILIPINAS: Towards Creatives Digitalization

Design and Fashion

Dr. Julius Leano Jr. Dr. Julius Leano Jr. Chief Science Research Specialist Research and Development Division PHILIPPINE TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PTRI) Department of Science and Technology
Marjo Evio Marjo Evio Division Chief, Signature Events Team Operations Group 1 (Lifestyle & Creative Industries) CITEM Philippines
Atty. Lolibeth R. Medrano Atty. Lolibeth R. Medrano Director IV, IPOPHL - Bureau of Patents
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Plenary

New Frontiers: Copyright and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) is being applied in the most unprecedented ways in the creative industry. Years ago, no one would have thought that AI would be used to create music, movie scripts, novels, and news articles with limited or no human involvement. This challenges current copyright frameworks deeply rooted in human creativity.

This discussion highlights and explores a few of the copyright issues arising from the use of AI in the creative process.

Moderator: Dr.Fernan Dizon

Dr. Fernan Dizon Dr. Fernan Dizon Chief of the Copyright Services Division of the Bureau of Copyright and Other Related Rights, IPOPHL
Ijeoma Unachukwu, LL.M Ijeoma Unachukwu, LL.M CIPP/US Communities Rise
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break - Copyright Fastbreak

1 hour free consultation on basic IP Related Issues and Concerns via Zoom

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Plenary

What's Playing? Copyright and the Music Industry

Music is said to be the universal language of mankind. Music is enjoyed by all, regardless of age, race or gender.

Music is protected by copyright in two respects: the composition (copyright proper) and the recorded music (related rights).

Technological developments, especially in the past decade, have impacted the way we consume music. What with the emergence and prevalence of streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Quboz, to name a few.

Various researches and studies have been conducted on the topic of digital music rights which shall be presented in summary form in the first topic.

The state of the sector is to be reported from the perspective of the recording labels or sound recording producers.

Finally, collective licensing from the perspective of the society of composers, authors and publishers shall be made.

MODERATOR: Atty. Chuck Valerio

Atty. Chuck Valerio Atty. Chuck Valerio Asst. Division Chief, Accreditation and Standards Division, BCRR

The State of Global and Local Music Industry

David Price David Price Director of Insight and Analysis, International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
Atty. Marivic Benedicto Atty. Marivic Benedicto President, Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI)

Digital Music Rights: A Global Debate

Paolo Lanteri Paolo Lanteri Copyright Law Division, WIPO

Composers Rights and Collective Licensing

Atty. Thursday Alciso Atty. Thursday Alciso General Manager of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Summit Room 2

Copyright Infringement and Subconscious Copying

A requirement in the copyrightability of a work is originality. Original does not mean that the work is not similar to another work but only that the work must be independent creation of the author or creator, that is, it is not copied from another.

In copyright infringement cases, the subconscious copying doctrine states that defendants can be still be held liable even if they believe that they independently created the work. It is sufficient to sustain a case for subconscious copying that the creator of the allegedly infringing work had access to the “subconsciously” copied work. This session explores the topic as it relates to musical works.

Soundarie David Rodrigo Soundarie David Rodrigo Sri Lanka
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Plenary

How Do You Keep The Music Playing and the Film Rolling: A Discussion on Performers’ Rights

Performers are vehicles of expression. They are the conduits through which the creations of music, film, theater, dance, and other performing arts reach the masses. They bridge the divide between the artist and the audience. They are indispensable in bringing to life the artist’s vision, for they are artists themselves. Without performers to sing and play it, a song would merely be words and notes on a piece of paper. Without performers to act out the parts, a script would never make the jump to the silver screen.

This session takes a look at performers” rights from both the global and local perspective. Such discussion is especially relevant in light of the recent accession of the Philippines– on April 28, 2021 – to the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (BTAP). On the other hand, BTAP came into force in 2020, at the start of the ongoing pandemic, completing the international instrument governing performer’s rights.

MODERATOR: Dr. Fernan Dizon

Dr. Fernan Dizon Dr. Fernan Dizon Chief of the Copyright Services Division of the Bureau of Copyright and Other Related Rights, IPOPHL

Performer's Rights: A Global Perspective

Rémy Desrosiers Rémy Desrosiers Managing Director of SCAPR, the Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights

Collective Management of Performers Rights

Debra Ann Perez Gaite Debra Ann Perez Gaite Executive Director, Performers Rights Society of the Philippines
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Plenary

Galaw: Dance at the time of COVID

Dancers, choreographers and many other creatives in the performing arts sector are among the heavily affected by the ongoing pandemic, as performing venues were forced to close down along with other business establishments.

This fireside chat is a casual conversation among the members of this community, to see how everyone is coping almost two years since the start of the pandemic.

The session’s title is “Galaw,” the Tagalog word for steps, motion or movement, an obvious reference to the industry which most of the participants come from or associated with.

It is co-organized and facilitated by AWPI, an artist organization closely working with this community but whose membership cuts across various creative industries, and with whom IPOPHL-BCRR has worked closely especially in 2020.

Jennifer Lee Bonto Jennifer Lee Bonto
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Plenary

Performers' Night: Various Artists by: Performers Rights Society of the Philippines (PRSPh)

Celeste Legazpi Celeste Legazpi Performers’ Rights Society of the Philippines (PRSPh)
Leo Martinez Leo Martinez Performers’ Rights Society of the Philippines (PRSPh)
Mel Villena Mel Villena Performers’ Rights Society of the Philippines (PRSPh)
Mitch O. Valdes Mitch O. Valdes Performers’ Rights Society of the Philippines (PRSPh)
7:00 pm

Popcorn and Kleig Lights: Movie Dates @ the Summit

DAY 3: NOV 24