During 7 and 8 June, in the context of the Madrid Book Fair, and at the Eugenio Trías Library, there will be the first International Conference on copyright and intellectual property. At the end of the event, the work will be recognised of Mario Vargas Llosa Nobel Prize for literature, for his hard work in favour of copyright and intellectual property.
This issue has a very direct effect on the writers and the creators in general, as well as management bodies, both public and private. How will the adaptation of the European directive affect Spain? How are the new technologies affecting? What effect does piracy have? Culture in our country is one of our main signs of identity and must be taught, disseminated, protected and preserved. In addition, it offers thousands of jobs and a very high index in the Gross Domestic Product. To discuss all this, the Madrid Book Fair and the law firm Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo have brought together an important group of Spanish and international institutions such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or representatives of the Copyright Unit on behalf of the European Commission, as well as specialists in the law on this subject, political representatives, written and audiovisual media. Although the Conference is focused on Spain and Europe, there will also be a space dedicated to these issues in connection with Latin America.
Nothing better than a Book Fair to also discuss professional issues. At the end the work will be recognised of Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize for literature, for his hard work in favour of copyright and intellectual property.