IMI stated in its representation that the provision of internet coverage to all citizens should include adequate protection of copyright since contents are easily accessible on the web. Furthermore, when structuring the legal and regulatory frameworks for service/content providers , the interests of the different stakeholders should be balanced and a proper system should be in place for copyright holders to be fairly remunerated for the use of their creations. Additionally, IMI urged the government to provide financial and technical support to the creative industry to utilise digital platforms / infrastructure to create, promote, distribute and commercialise their works. Lastly, it was proposed that India would highly benefit from entering into the WIPO Internet Treaties as this would ensure reciprocal protection of the digital rights of the Indian creators by other members of the treaties.
The full representation can be found here.