On 18 July, the operations of the Authors and Publishers Association of Panama (SEA Panama) were authorized by the government. This became effective after the publication of the resolution on the Official Gazette.
IFRRO’s CEO, Olav Stokkmo, said in a comment that he welcomed this e achievement of Panamanian authors and publishers. The establishment of SEA Panama means better protection for copyright holders, and an improvement in the situation for users of copyright works who will get increased opportunities for enhanced legal access to the worlds scientific and cultural heritage. It also confirms that copyright continues to be an important factor in cultural development around the world.