The Capital Maharaja Group (CMG) together with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) hosted the 29th ABU Intellectual Property & Legal Committee (IPLC) meeting on the 29th and 30th of May at the Stein Studios complex in Ratmalana.
The IPLC is the ABU Legal Division’s flagship committee which deals with contemporary legal and regulatory issues related to the media and broadcasting industry. The theme for this year’s meeting was ‘New Developments in Media & Intellectual Property Law, and Impact on Broadcasters’.
Thirty-five international delegates from the Asia-Pacific region attended this forum which was aimed at fostering learning and exchanging of ideas. A broad range of legal and regulatory issues that have an impact on broadcasters was discussed.
Mr. Sunil Kanojia, Group Director/CEO of CMG, gave the welcome address, while Mr. Ahmed Nadeem, Secretary General of the ABU spoke on behalf of the ABU.
Ms. Geethanjalee Ranawaka, Director General of the National Intellectual Property Office, gave the keynote address and was introduced by Mr. Chevaan Daniel, Group Director of CMG. Other speakers at the forum were from the Asia-Pacific and Europe.
Among the many topics discussed Broadcasting Organisations Treaty of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
This grand event was held at the Stein Studio Complex, Ratmalana, which is the largest and most modern production studio facility in South Asia. Its state-of-the-art production and conference facilities and dedicated staff have attracted many local and corporate events in the recent past. Stein Studios is the only producer of international franchise programs in Sri Lanka including ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’, ‘The Voice’ and ‘Money Drop’; and other international and local events.
June 1, 2023