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Infringers in the textbooks saga granted time to file responses to the action brought against them by the UK publishers

The named infringers in the textbooks saga, was this afternoon granted time by Justice Rishi Persaud, to file responses to the action brought against them by the UK publishers. This is according to Attorney for the Publishers, Andrew Pollard.

Justice Rishi Persaud granted the injunction on Monday, after an application by lawyers representing several British publishers. The issue has also taken another twist with Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar, making a pitch at a forum, no less than the UN General Assembly for there to be a relaxing of Copyright laws to allow for reproduction of the texts.

That move has since been criticized by local representatives of the British publishers who see it as a ploy by the Guyana Government to attract sympathy for its intention to breach its own laws. One publisher representative said, the Government calls itself poor when it suits the occasion. He says the Guyana Government gave undertakings to abide by copyright laws and have signed onto international agreements to that effect.

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