Enlightenment CODA exhibits at the “9th China International Copyright Expo”

The “9th China International Copyright Expo”, organized by the National Copyright Administration of China(NCAC)and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), was held in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, for three days from November 23, 2023, and CODA participated with a booth.

(From left)CODA Representative Director Takero Goto, CODA Beijing o Chief Representative Zhu Genquan

The China International Copyright Expo is a comprehensive copyright-related expo that has been held in various cities in China since 2008 for the purpose of developing the copyright industry and promoting domestic and international copyright exchange, and is positioned as a national-level event.The event has been held in Beijing, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and other cities, and this will be the ninth time it is held in Chengdu.
At the expo, there will be exhibition booths for copyright administrative agencies, companies, and copyright-related organizations from various provinces in China to introduce their projects focusing on the achievements of copyright protection, as well as opportunities for domestic and international copyright transactions and other activities. It has also become an important platform for promoting the effective use of copyright and promoting copyright-related exchanges with overseas countries, with many events, workshops, and seminars, including the “2023 International Copyright Forum” held at a nearby venue. This year’s expo was the largest ever held under the theme ” Realizing New Developments in the New Era of Copyright. The expo was a great success, with 812 companies and organizations exhibiting over 61,000 exhibits and many visitors. Also speaking at the forum was Mr. Hirohiko Nakahara, Director General, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (ACA) who spoke on the current status of copyright in Japan, the most recent legal amendments, and the topic of generated AI and copyright under Japanese copyright law.

Scene of the Expo
Scene of the forum
Scene of presentation by Mr. Hirohiko Nakahara, Director General, ACA
(From left)Takero Goto(CODA Representative Director), Hirohiko Nakahara (Director General, ACA) , Sun Yue, (Vice-Chairman and Secretary General of the Copyright society of China), Zhu Genquan(CODA Beijing o Chief Representative)

CODA’s booth at the exhibition was dedicated to strengthening international cooperation in copyright protection. At the exhibit, CODA’s various projects were introduced, and a Chinese-language version of the “STOP! PIRACY ” poster, para-para manga animation of the original manga of “STOP! PIRACY” and a video introducing the PBL-based educational program “Digital Manners for Teens” were shown. In addition, we distributed eco-bags with a message of copyright protection, and approximately 800 visitors visited the CODA booth over the three days. The venue was filled with people carrying eco-bags with CODA’s “Copyright Makes Entertainment Possible. Stop Illegal Upload” sign, providing a good opportunity to get the message out to many people outside the CODA booth.

Scene of the exhibition by CODA①
Scene of the exhibition by CODA②

Visitors showed a high level of interest in Japanese content in China, with visitors saying that Japanese content is very popular and that they would like to cooperate in its regular development in China. This exhibition was a very significant opportunity to share information on the future of copyright protection with companies and organizations in China and around the world.

From Japan, CODA and the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) exhibited a booth. Other overseas exhibitors included the Motion Picture Association (MPA) from the U.S., the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) based in the U.K., and the Korean Copyright Commission (KCC), which exhibited a booth.

(translated by automatic translation system)

■National Copyright Administration of the People’s Republic of China(NCAC)Home page
■China Central Television CCTV.COM (China’s state-run TV station) news broadcast

About CODA
CODA (Content Overseas Distribution Association) was established in 2002 at the call of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Agency for Cultural Affairs to promote the overseas development of Japanese content and take anti-piracy measures. Japan’s proud content, including music, movies, anime, broadcast programs, video games, and publishing, plays an important role in enhancing the nation’s international presence and economic growth. As digital technology becomes more widespread, it is even more significant to protect Japan’s content from increasingly artful copyright infringement and promote the content industry’s development. CODA contributes to the deterrence and detection of online and other piracy, by sharing knowledge with relevant government agencies, organizations, and companies in Japan and abroad, to engage in direct and indirect anti-piracy measures, as well as public relations activities. Visit https://coda-cj.jp/en/activity/ for more information on CODA’s projects.

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