International Copyright Institute (2021)

After postponing a planned in-person meeting of the International Copyright Institute (ICI) in 2020 as the result of COVID-19, the Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) co-hosted a virtual two-day symposium for individuals from 24 nations and regional organizations on July 15 and 16, 2021. ICI is one of the Office's premier training events that brings senior-level copyright officials from developing countries and countries in transition to discuss current topics in copyright law and policy. This year's virtual ICI, which focused on digital copyright developments in the U.S. and internationally, included panel discussions on Artificial Intelligence, the Music Modernization Act, the new Copyright Claims Board, and the impact of COVID-19 on copyright law and the creative industries.

The following countries and regional organizations were invited to participate in the symposium:

Albania Brazil Chile Costa Rica
Dominican Republic Egypt Fiji The Gambia
Jamaica Kenya Kuwait Mexico
Namibia Pakistan Peru Philippines
Saudi Arabia South Africa Thailand Togo
Ukraine Uzbekistan Vietnam League of Arab States

The agenda for the program can be found here.