Austria creative: Platform to strengthen intellectual property

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Austria creative: Platform to strengthen intellectual property

Just in time for World Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Day, the new­ly found­ed plat­form Aus­tria cre­ative presents itself to the pub­lic. The objec­tive of this inde­pen­dent organ­i­sa­tion is to increase vis­i­bil­i­ty of the eco­nom­ic sig­nif­i­cance of the cul­tur­al and cre­ative indus­tries in Aus­tria and to rep­re­sent the needs and inter­ests of rights hold­ers and rights users.

The first joint activ­i­ty of Aus­tria cre­ative is the com­mis­sion­ing of an impact study to cap­ture the eco­nom­ic sig­nif­i­cance of the cre­ative indus­tries. Ger­not Graninger, Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of AKM and one of the found­ing fathers of the plat­form says: “Intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty pro­motes inno­va­tion and invest­ments – with Aus­tria cre­ative we show to what extent cul­ture cre­ates jobs and sup­ports the nation­al econ­o­my. For a sus­tain­able devel­op­ment it is essen­tial to have a prop­er legal frame­work, only then will the next gen­er­a­tion of cre­ators be able to live from their cre­ative ideas.”

Found­ing part­ners of Aus­tria cre­ative come from the dif­fer­ent areas of arts and cul­ture, com­pa­nies and organ­i­sa­tions like the Aus­tri­an Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, the Asso­ci­a­tion of Aus­tri­an news­pa­pers, Aus­tri­an pub­lish­ers and book­sellers asso­ci­a­tion, Film and Music Aus­tria, Asso­ci­a­tion of the Adver­tis­ing and Mar­ket Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, the Vien­na State Opera, the Inter­na­tion­al Fed­er­a­tion of the Phono­graph­ic indus­try ifpi Aus­tria, Aus­tri­an Pro­fes­sion­al Copy­right Users Asso­ci­a­tion and the Copy­right Soci­ety AKM.

Their con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­mo­tion of cul­tur­al vital­i­ty and diver­si­ty extends far beyond the country’s bor­ders: with part­ner organ­i­sa­tions in oth­er coun­tries there will be a Euro­pean alliance for the civic and cre­ative indus­tries address­ing top­ics of inter­na­tion­al rel­e­vance and engag­ing in dia­logue with stake­hold­ers at EU lev­el.

World Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Day is observed annu­al­ly on April 26th. The event was estab­lished by the World Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Orga­ni­za­tion in 2000 to raise aware­ness for the impor­tance and val­ue of cre­ativ­i­ty and intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty.