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“Future in the Past: Traditional Intellectual Creations Protection of Indigenous Peoples Seminar 2016”

  • 更新時間:2016/08/25 10:28:36

Council of Indigenous Peoples is set to hold “Future in the Past: Traditional Intellectual Creations Protection of Indigenous Peoples Seminar 2016” at National Dong Hwa University today and tomorrow (20th and 21st), with opening speeches given by Commissioner IcyangParod of Council of Indigenous Peoples and Zhao Han-Zuo, President of National Dong Hwa University and a special opening ceremony featuring traditional Nose Flute performance by Paiwan tribe. Besides domestic scholars Vice Professor Chen Chang Pei-Lun, Associate Professor Zhang Zhong-Xin, Commissioner Pu Zhong-Cheng and Vice Professor Guan Da-Wei, the seminar will also have guest participants of domestic and foreign experts and scholars including Postdoctoral Researcher Bernd Brabec de Mori (University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz), Kelly Marsh (Taitano) (Chamorro History Studies of University of Guam) triggering the application and development of Traditional Intellectual Creations Protection thus adding brilliance to the seminar.


The keynote speech today (20th) will be given by the Council of Indigenous Peoples on “System Constitution and Implementation of Justice on Traditional Intellectual Creation Protection of
Indigenous Peoples”. According to the Council of Indigenous Peoples, President Tsai Ing-Wen apologized to indigenous peoples on behalf of the government on August 1st and granted proactive realization of transformation justice with an aim to ensure indigenous peoples’ rights while creating an environment with industrial and economic policy advantages to indigenous peoples. Boosting indigenous peoples’ economic development is one of the policy aims, and <Protection Act for the Traditional Intellectual Creations of Indigenous Peoples> plays an important role in boosting the economic development of indigenous peoples and is the main idea of policies for protecting traditional knowledge and economic opportunities and activities based on culture.
  

Moreover, the seminar introduces cases sharing to share performance of applying for exclusive rights of traditional intellectual creations, with intellectual property rights issues in the 12th Pacific Arts Festival 2016 launched by foreign scholars as the case study. The seminar conducts a discussion on protections of traditional intellectual creations of indigenous peoples by taking experiences of Canada and Australia as example and analyzes the importance of traditional intellectual property rights. Such discussions have broadened the views of participants.


Last year, the Council of Indigenous Peoples have completed in declaring and implementing relevant laws and regulations of Protection Act for the Traditional Intellectual Creations of Indigenous Peoples. In addition, this year marks the 10th anniversary of declaration of <Protection Act for the Traditional Intellectual Creations of Indigenous Peoples>. Therefore, via the “Traditional Intellectual Creations Protection of Indigenous Peoples Seminar 2016”, the Council wishes to remind the public of valuing the exclusive rights of traditional intellectual creations and having reasonable utilization as well as adequate respect while using the traditional cultural heritages of the indigenous peoples. The Council of Indigenous Peoples will also encourage the tribe to, according to Article 4 of <Protection Act for the Traditional Intellectual Creations of Indigenous Peoples>, claim application of traditional intellectual property rights to the Council to gain an effective assurance on traditional intellectual creations of indigenous peoples.