The Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) has recently held a forum in Bangkok, Thailand to provide a platform for those in the broadcasting industry to exchange opinions regarding the current situation on violations of copyrights in the region.

The forum, themed “IP in fast forward: The future for broadcasters in the digital era”, was held by the National Broadcasting of Thailand (NBT).

Another objective of the ABU forum was to provide updates on the progress made on the law enforcement relating to the copyright and related issues, and to push for an international treaty as a means to keep cross-country copyright infringements at bay.

As technology progresses quickly, the media platform has evolved to match users' wants and needs. Numerous cases of content infringements and the so-called 'grey areas', where law has yet to be enforced to protect the interests of copyright owners, have been reported across the region.

Participating in this event were delegates from Australia, China, Iran, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The meeting and forum are a joint effort between the Public Relations Department and the ABU.-VNA