Mumbai police conducts training on Intellectual property rights

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Mumbai, Oct 7 (UNI) Over 200 police officials of the state today attended a daylong training programme on music and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) here, jointly organised by anti-piracy wing of the Indian Music Industry (IMI) and city police.

During the programme, IMI delegation made a presentation on the national and international technicalities of Intellectual Rights that included issue of licenses to various catagories of users, reporting use of music by licensees, proper documentation and distribution of revenues.

Deputy police commissioner, Sanjay Mohipe said the training would be imparted to the police force on anti-piracy with special focus on music and software.

IMI General Secretary Savio D'Souza said, '' This is a good start to sensitise police officials on these issues. Piracy, is today robbing our nation's cultural heritage by theft of creative input.

We are working closely with the Indian Government and the police force to play a crucial role in our operations.'' IMI had conducted more than 50 training programmes across the country and assisted the police in over 3,000 raids last year.

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