Argentina grants intellectual property rights to movie directors

Yesterday, President Christina Ferndandez de Kitchner signed an into law a decree that grants intellectual property rights of finished movies to directors. Since 2004, directors have only been recognized as co-authors of a film, along with the screenwriter and producer. Now, only the Argentine Cinema Directors of (Directores Argentinos Cinematográficos or DAC) will be able to accept and manage applications for intellectual property regarding television and film works.

The signing ceremony was attended by numerous Argentinian directors, the current head of the INCAA, Liliana Mazure. Also, letters from the international directors Arturo Ripstein, Ettore Scola, Alan Parker, Ken Loach y Carlos Saura supporting the law were read.


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