International Copyright Institute (2022)
Contemporary Issues in Copyright for Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition

Participants in the 2022 International Copyright Institute in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Photo by David Rice

On September 26-30, 2022, the United States Copyright Office and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) co-hosted the International Copyright Institute. The week-long program is one of the Copyright Office’s premier training events and brought together senior-level copyright officials from twenty-one countries to learn from government, private industry, and civil society experts on contemporary issues in copyright law and policy.

Participants explored the benefits of registration systems; the role of libraries, museums, and archives; licensing digital works; and best practices for interagency cooperation, among other topics. Underscoring the theme of interagency cooperation, Register Shira Perlmutter of the U.S. Copyright Office and Director Kathi Vidal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office delivered a joint keynote speech.

The following countries were represented at the symposium:

Angola Paraguay
Bangladesh Peru
Colombia Philippines
Cook Islands Romania
Ecuador Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
El Salvador Sri Lanka
Guinea Suriname
Jordan Thailand
Malaysia Timor-Leste
Maldives Zimbabwe

The agenda for the program can be found here.