Copyright legislation to be reviewed

first_imgGuyanese artistes and business owners will soon be able to rest easy, as the Government embarks on updating and enforcing the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) legislation.The IPR legislation allows creators to safeguard their work through patents, trademarks and copyrights, resulting in prevention of plagiarism, with the relevant laws as artillery should the need arise.Panelist: Enrico Woolford, Ruel Johnson, Marian Williams, Vishu Dooerga, Dominique Hunter, and Gavin MedoncaIn an attempt to get the consultation process started, a panel discussion was held by the US Embassy on Friday, with the focus being the importance of the IPR and how it would affect and benefit Guyanese artistes.One of the key points of discussion was the need for Guyanese to appreciate and respect local music, productions and property. This issue was raised by local talent Gavin Mendonca.“What’s lacking in Guyanese society as a whole, from the chambers of Parliament to homeless people, is we seem to lack respect and appreciation for each other and for ourselves.”Another area up for discussion was the need for the general public to be educated about the particulars of the IPR legislation.In addition to Mendonca, the remainder of the panel included Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes; Head of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Vishu Doerga; Executive Member of the Guyana Women Artists’ Association, Dominique Hunter; Cultural Advisor to the Social Cohesion Ministry, Ruel Johnson; and Chairman of the National Communication Board, Enrico Woolford.Guyana’s Trademark Act and Patents and Design Act were tabled in 1973, whilst the Copyright Act is dated 1956.last_img read more

Inter Milan chief travels to England for Man United talks over Ivan Perisic

first_img1 Ivan Perisic in action for Inter Milan Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio is set for talks with Manchester United officials regarding Ivan Perisic.Jose Mourinho has been closely monitoring the 28-year-old winger ahead of the summer transfer window and even watched him in action for Croatia earlier this year.United are very interested in a deal for the midfielder and Inter are also believed to be keen to sell him to raise funds for their own transfer plans.According to Tuttosport, Inter sporting director Ausilio will arrive in London later today and sit down for talks with Manchester United to discuss the future of his client.The Premier League giants are reportedly prepared to offer a fee of around £34m for Perisic, as opposed to the £45m to £50m Inter are hoping to raise for his departure in the summer.Chelsea and Tottenham are also monitoring the situation and could jump into the fray to drive up the winger’s price, something that could work in Inter’s advantage.last_img read more