WIPO (Worldwide Organization for Intellectual Property) and FESAAL (Latin American Audiovisual Authors Societies Federation), in collaboration with DNDA (National Direction of Authors´ Rights) of Columbia, together with the CMOs REDES (Screenwriters of Colombia), and DASC ( Directors of Colombia), held an on-line debate about action taken to defend the rights of audiovisual authors in Colombia.
DASC – Directors Colombia – has been legally authorized in its legal status. The Colombian Directors now have a legal authorization as a CMO, ready for collecting and distributing author’s rights.
After the long fight concluded with the sanction of the Pepe Sanchez’s Law – which installs remuneration rights for Directors and Screenwriters in the entire Colombian territory.
The Senate of the Republic of Colombia has today formally approved a vital change in the country’s legislation that will for the first time allow local audiovisual creators to receive an equitable share in the success of their work
Within the framework of the CISAC Latin America and Caribbean Committee, a Day of Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Societies was held. Many audiovisual directors and screenwriters from around the world attended the event.