• MACA Participates in the CISAC Asia-Pacific Committee Meeting in Jakarta & Actively Promote Macau's International Copyright Affairs

      (Jakarta, Nov 13, 2018)– The Asia-Pacific Committee Meeting organized by the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) was held in WAMI from 12 to 14 November in Jakarta. Mr. Ung Kuoc Iang, CEO, and 2 delegates of Macau Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (MACA) attended the 3 days’ meeting. The main purpose is to explore the development trend of broadcasting media, cinema and karaoke licensing matters and introduced by CISAC representatives the 2018 CISAC Global Collection Report.


      During the meeting, regional representatives reported their latest music copyright management status in the Asia Pacific region, discussed the licensing of digital music platforms and broadcasting media through regional cooperation. Each delegate actively shared ideas and through close cooperation with APMA and CIAM to deal with various situations encountered in negotiating music licenses.


      MACA CEO Ung Kuoc Iang addressed that 2019 is the 10th anniversary of MACA's establishment and will continue to work hard to promote the development of music copyright in Macau. CISAC also affirmed MACA's work over the years, and after ten years continuous efforts on the promotional and educational work, intellectual property rights awareness is getting more attention in Macau. Since the establishment of MACA in 2009, CISAC and other affiliated societies are concerned about the development of copyright in Macau, particularly the using of member’s music in broadcasting media, cinemas and karaoke. Representatives of affiliated societies also expressed great concern about the use of their repertoire in Macau.


      Representatives at the Asia-Pacific Committee Meeting include COMPASS from Singapore, JASRAC from Japan, FILSCAP from the Philippines, KOMCA from Korea, MACA from Macau, MACP from Malaysia, MOSCAP from Mongolia, MCT from Thailand, MÜST from Taiwan, IPRS from India and WAMI from Indonesia. Delegates from ASCAP understand the current development of music licensing in the Asia Pacific regions and exchanged their ideas, so as to enable the Asia-Pacific region to learn from the more developed regions like the United States. Besides, a Creators Seminar was held at the same time.


    Photo 1:CISAC APC convene in the meeting

    Photo 2:CISAC Asia Pacific Committee Meeting is held in Jakarta