A new working meeting was convened on 21 February 2020, at the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), with representatives of the business environment, such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham Moldova), National Association of Private Information and Communications Technology Companies, Moldcell JSC, Orange Moldova, Arax Impex SRL and the representative of the Secretariat of the Economic Council under the Prime Minister, in which the conceptual aspects regarding the amendment of Article 26 of Law No. 139/2010 on Copyright and Related Rights (Reproduction of Works for Personal Purposes. Private Copying) were discussed.
Following the discussions in the said meeting, it was decided that, until 02.03.2020, AGEPI will further analyze the proposals thus received and will transmit to the representatives of the business environment its vision on the amendment of Article 26 of the said Law.
At the same time, starting from the consideration that the amendments to Law No. 139/2010 on Copyright and Related Rights, in addition to those aimed at revising the mechanism for collecting, distributing and paying compensatory remuneration for private copying and reprographic reproduction (Articles 26 and 27), also have the objective of strengthening the system of collective management in the Republic of Moldova, in the near future, AGEPI will finalize the draft law as a whole and submit it to public consultations with all interested parties, both with the representatives of the copyright and related rights holders and with the representatives of the business environment, thus providing a constructive discussion platform for all actors involved in this segment.