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VN, RoK boost cooperation on literature copyright regulations

Hanoi , September 23 (VNA)- An agreement was signed between the Vietnam Literature Copyright Centre (VLCC) and the Korean Society of Authors (KOSA) in Hanoi on September 23, aiming to promote bilateral cooperation on literary authority.

In the signing ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Writers’ Association Nguyen Huu Huan said under the agreement, VLCC and KOSA commit to cooperating and supporting each other in protecting and developing the two countries’ copyright industries.

Joint activities include supporting each other to protect copyrights, coordinating in addressing copyright-related issues, and sharing information on ensuring authority, he added.

Each year, the two agencies will introduce 20-50 book titles to their countries’ readers in various forms such as translating from Vietnamese into Korean and vice-versa, and publishing works as hard copies and e- books.

They also agreed to jointly manage the authorisation process and enhance the popularisation of literary works throughout the world.

KOSA vowed to support VLCC in training its staff on copyrights, while VLCC pledged to protect copyrights for Vietnamese authors and KOSA members whose works are used in Vietnam .

KOSA, established in 1984, is a member of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations.

Meanwhile, VLCC, administered by the Vietnam Writers Association, was founded in 2004 to protect the copyrights of its members’ literary works. It is also member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations.