Africa is the second largest continent in the world and as such could be a world leader. Up until now, they have not used the resources they have to come into power. Africa is the largest provider of gold and other mineral resources and Professor Kamil Idris feels that they could use this as a means to further expanding their economy. There are several nations in Africa that have begun to combine their energies into making their future better. There have been setbacks though as these countries struggle to deal with instability in their governments.
Oil prices have recently gone down and those countries in Africa who depend on exporting this material have been hit hard. They are expecting that within the near future, they can again begin to expand their exporting rights. Other countries in Africa have seen gold and silver prices plummet and then rise again and this instability in pricing has effected their economies greatly.
Professor Idris does see a rosy outcome for Africa though. He believes that once the continent has reached a stable state of their infrastructures, the African continent could become one of the most powerful in the world. They are rich in diversity as many companies have expanded their operations to this area.
Professor Kamil Idris has been the Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization in the past and has brought his extensive knowledge in the world of business to his blog postings. He has blogged on many subjects and he is followed by a great many people who feel his experience speaks through his posts.
He has written several books on subjects such as Trademarks and Intellectual Properties and they have been best sellers. Anyone in the business industry who has read them has said that he shows a great deal of insight into these matters. He was educated overseas and holds various business degrees. Professor Idris continues to view changes throughout the world and speaks at many conferences on the changing global market. The experience he brings from working at many different agencies has allowed many people to make choices in business that have been successful.
Kamil Idris is one of the proponents of the celebration of the World Intellectual Property Day. This event has been growing in popularity these past few days, and more people are joining the celebration. The event was launched by Kamil Idris eight years back, and the organization managed to get the support of many governments. The annual celebration of the World Intellectual Property Day, celebrated by the ex-director general’s Facebook page, is dated on April 26 of every year, and Kamil Idris is inviting everyone to join the event. Intellectual property is defined as any work that has an original owner which has patented or copyrighted his or her creation. Copyright infringement is one of the most serious problems faced by creators today, and Kamil Idris would like to stop the culture of piracy, especially among the internet users where the practices are prevalent.
For those who create intellectual properties, they are stating that piracy hits them hard, and it is tough to run after the pirates because they came from different countries. They need the assistance from the international police to solve each case with regards to copyright infringement. Kamil Idris is urging the countries around the world to work together and protect the intellectual properties of their citizens because, in the end, it is them who would end up benefiting from the works of their people. However, what Kamil Idris is dreaming of is far from what is happening in real life.
Many governments around the world are lax when it comes to laws about piracy. Some governments have made laws against piracy, but they do not uphold the law, resulting in the thriving businesses involving illegal copies of intellectual properties. Kamil Idris is appealing to all governments around the world to do their best in curbing the illegal industry of piracy. Another angle that Kamil Idris is looking at would be the advancement of technology used for communicating. He stated that it played a major role in the piracy of intellectual properties that are being shared online. He appealed to those who are doing these illegal activities to stop because they are not helping the global entertainment industry.
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