A Critical Review of Philippine Copyright System vis-à-vis Access to Information and New Media Technology


The Philippine copyright system, though geared towards fostering innovation that would ultimately benefit the public, tends to mostly protect the intellectual property monopolies of developed countries and limit Filipinos’ access to national cultural and knowledge requirements. This paper examines the current copyright systems’ limitations and explores alternative interpretations of the system that consider the rapid advances in today’s technology, as well as the unique needs of the developing Filipino nation.