IMI stated in its representations, how the protection of intellectual property rights in RCEP would benefit the creative industry of India both economically and as a soft power. IMI highlighted the vast untapped potential in international markets for creative content originating in India and the degradation caused by piracy. IMI stated that the Indian creative industry can benefit from RCEP if it connects India to global IP based markets. IMI stated that India should i) accede to the WIPO Internet Treaties ii) have a more effective online IPR enforcement regime iii) extend the term of copyright protection iv) not extend safe harbour privileges for internet service providers except for truly neutral and passive intermediaries and v) not be required under RCEP to adopt any kind of open ended fair use exceptions.

The full representations can be found here: RCEP_DPIIT, RCEP_MEA