Please find the available information on this subject in 3.5.1.
In the area of creation, with special repercussions for the music sector, the Ministry has worked on two lines of action: the first is to update the legislation on intellectual property, and the second is to draw society’s attention to the need to respect both cultural creators and cultural products. In the first line of action, the 2011/77/UE Directive, by which the period of protection of the rights of performers and sound recordings is extended in 20 years, has been introduced, and the Intellectual Property Act has been modified (21/2014 Act).
In the second line, the Comprehensive Plan for reducing and eliminating activities that infringe intellectual property (better known as the Anti-piracy Plan) was approved in 2005, to stop activities that infringe intellectual property rights. In December 2008, the Manual of Good Practices for the prosecution of crimes against intellectual property was presented by the Ministry of Culture. More recently, the government launched the label Cultura en Positivo, an initiative to support the legal supply of cultural content on the Internet, as well as some toolkits and handbooks on online security and intellectual property rights specially targeted at young people, parents, teachers, academic institutions and museums.
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