Kuwait introduces copyright enforcement body

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Information has creating a department dedicated to copyright enforcement to step up its fight against the illegal use of intellectual property.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  September 18, 2001

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Information has creating a department dedicated to copyright enforcement as the country steps up its fight against the illegal use of intellectual property.

The new department is responsible for ensuring that copyright laws are properly enforced, that government officials are trained, and that the Kuwaiti public is kept aware of the importance of respecting intellectual property.

“This is yet another vital move from the Kuwaiti government, which shows its extraordinary commitment to copyright enforcement,” says Nasser Khasawneh, vice president of the Business Software Alliance.

“The IPR department and the principles under which it was founded prove that the authorities are fully aware of the importance of intellectual property rights in this age of information and technology. We congratulate the ministry on the inauguration of the department and make the BSA’s resources available to assist the department in its tasks,” he adds.

The department is already primed for action, and it has announced that it will present 45 related cases to the Commercial Prosecutor, as well as conducting continuous inspections against illegal copyright activities.

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