The present 15th Congress of the Philippines will introduce a number of legislative changes that are intended to increase the level of awareness in the country of intellectual property and enhance the IP system.
The present 15th Congress of the Philippines will introduce a number of legislative changes that are intended to increase the level of awareness in the country of intellectual property and enhance the IP system. Among these are:
- Requiring the teaching of IP in all primary, secondary and tertiary schools, and
- Expanding ‘fair use’ for specialised formats for the exclusive use of the blind or visually handicapped.
Senate Bill (SB) No. 696, filed on July 7, 2010, mandates the teaching of IP ownership, particularly copyright law, as part of the curriculum of all primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the country. This move to introduce the importance of IP to Filipinos at an early age is designed to change people’s outlook and enable the country to become a knowledgebased centre.
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