On December 8, 2023, Mr. Lee Donghyog (Director, IP Protection Policy Division) and four others from the Presidential Council on Intellectual Property (PCIP) and Ms. Kim Nara from Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) visited CODA.
PCIP is a national organization established in July 2011 to deliberate and coordinate major government policies and plans related to intellectual property in Korea, and to inspect and evaluate their implementation. By strengthening the foundation for the creation, protection, and exploitation of intellectual property, the purpose is to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of the country and to the improvement of the lives of its citizens.
KOTRA is an independent administrative agency established by the Korean government in 1962 for trade promotion and overseas market research.
The meeting was introduced by the Korea Copyright Protection Agency (KCOPA) and was held to share information on the growing number of pirated copies and other online infringements on the Internet by CODA, PCIP and KOTRA.
CODA was represented at the meeting by Director of Overseas Copyright Protection Masaharu Ina, who gave a presentation on CODA’s activities, especially on online infringement prevention. PCIP and KOTRA expressed their interest in CODA’s infringement countermeasures that extend beyond national borders, and a lively exchange of opinions took place, including a question-and-answer session. It was an effective information-sharing opportunity to deepen future cooperation between Japan and Korea in online infringement countermeasures.
■Presidential Council on Intellectual Property(PCIP) Home Page
■Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Home Page
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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, and video games, 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.