the Discussion will be focused on the Beijing Treaty on audiovisual performances (Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances), which entered into force on 28 April 2020. The experts will discuss, which means the entry of the document into force, as well as government, business and the creative sector react to this event.

the event was organized by the Eurasian Confederation of societies of rights holders (AACAP). The moderator of the discussion will be the under-Secretary-General AACAP, member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) on intellectual property and the creative industries Irina Yakovleva.

the Beijing Treaty is a historic agreement for the world intellectual property organization (WIPO), as at the international level, he first extends to the protection of economic and moral rights of actors and performers in audiovisual works, including films, videos and television programmes, said the Deputy Director of the division of management of copyright WIPO Dimiter Ganchev.

Secretary-General ECOP, Chairman of the RSPP Committee on intellectual property and the creative industries Andrei Krichevsky said that the use of the Beijing Treaty on audiovisual performances will help to support the representatives of the Russian creative industries during a pandemic COVID-19: “Coronaries once again showed that the system of protection of intellectual property rights needs to be modernized. Otherwise it will not fit modern realities of the digital world. I am sure that accession to the Beijing Treaty in force will cause the economic recovery of the creative economy and allow the digital space to become one of the main channels of monetization of audiovisual works”.

Krichevsky added that the first effect of the entry into force of the Beijing Treaty will feel representatives of the film and theatrical industries as their lead platform for the dissemination of audiovisual content.

the Academic Director of the Scientific-educational center of intellectual property and the digital economy, Chairman of the Board Trading-industrial chamber of the Russian Federation on intellectual property, doctor of juridical Sciences, Professor Ivan Bliznets sure that the Treaty’s entry into force will allow to apply international law on intellectual property in full: “the Beijing Treaty is a new tool for the protection of the rights of artists in the creation of audiovisual works. It implies the unity of the legal system for all parties to the Treaty, the ability of courts in each country to apply precautionary measures in relation to all the creators of audiovisual works. Accordingly, practice of the courts will take into account the new rules of the Treaty and to adapt to them.”

Director of the Scientific-educational center of intellectual property and the digital economy, Vice President, R&D Federation of intellectual property Ekaterina Chukovskaya spoke about the nuances of compliance and the application of the rules of the Beijing Treaty: “we Need to be aware that such documents do not interfere in national regulation, and impose on the state by international obligations. I don’t think that relationships on the international audiovisual market in the correct way will change. The main problems are connected with the principles of collection and distribution of remuneration, but in this area there are well-established models and practices to adapt which will not be difficult”.

as part of the online conference will also act as legal Advisor to the Association of producers of film and television, General Director of “FTM entertainment”, K. Yu. Sciences Sergey Semenov, Deputy Director of the Department of copyright infrastructure world intellectual property organization, the Dimiter Ganchev, Deputy Chairman of the Commission on development of culture and preservation of the spiritual heritage of Public chamber of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Independent trade Union of cinema and theatre actors Denis Kiris, Deputy Chairman of Kyrgyzpatent Samat Baizakov, head of the Department of copyright and related rights of Kyrgyzpatent Yrys Tursunaliev, artistic Director of the Regional youth of the laboratory theatre and folklore, Russian actor of drama theatre and cinema, musician Maxim Linnik, as well as the representative of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation.

the Conference will be held on the platform of the Zoom. The participants and guests of the event, you must first complete the registration form, then follow the link. All registered participants of the event stream will also be available on YouTube.

the Beijing Treaty on audiovisual performances, signed by 74 countries and ratified by 33 members, is a multilateral agreement governing related rights in audiovisual works. The document protects the intellectual property of the executors in the part of audiovisual performances and affects the rights of reproduction, distribution, rental, broadcasting and communication to the public. Administrative functions of the contract performs the world intellectual property organization (WIPO). The agreement extends the economic rights of performers, authors and owners of audiovisual works, provides them with the opportunity to receive revenues from the distribution of creative products at the international level.

the Eurasian Confederation of societies of rights holders (AACAP) is an international non-governmental organization, composed of leading national company engaged in the management of various categories of copyright and/or related rights in the member countries of the Eurasian economic Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the BRICS and other countries.

In April 2018 EACOM became a member of the international organization “Assembly of peoples of Eurasia”, which forms the integration model of the great Eurasian partnership at a community level, bringing together more than 2,500 representatives of non-profit organizations, business and intellectual elite from 67 countries of the Eurasian continent.

EATOP – associate member of the International Confederation of societies of authors and composers (CISAC), has the status of observer organization, the world intellectual property organization (WIPO).