Guyanese 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.
0Shares0000Willian opened the scoring after earlier striking the post twiceLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Chelsea forward Willian believes his performance against Barcelona was one of his best for the club.The Brazil international scored Chelsea’s goal in the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, after hitting the post twice in the first half. Asked whether it was one of his best displays for the Blues, he told Sky Sports News: “I think so, it’s one of my best performances here. I almost had a hat-trick!“We were a bit unlucky but I think we must be proud of our performance because we played really well to play against Barcelona, it’s not easy and now we have to think about the other games.“We’re feeling well. We were good tonight and we played very well but I think we made a mistake and we suffered a goal.“But I think it’s okay – we can go to Barcelona and do a good job again.”Next for Chelsea is a trip to Manchester United on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, and the 29-year-old was bullish about his side’s chances against Jose Mourinho’s side.“We have confidence,” the former Shakhtar Donetsk man said. “We can go there and do a great job again against Manchester United.“I think it’s going to be a different game from this one here [against Barcelona] but I think we can go there and win this game.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)