Georgetown Chamber slams textbook piracy
-Private Sector Commission writes President
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has recommended that the Guyana government follow sister CARICOM countries in reaching an agreement with publishers to have textbooks at a reduced cost as the organization will not support the acquisition of pirated material.
A number of local distributors have already been blocked by a High Court injunction from displaying, selling or producing the near-original copies. The injunction was obtained by the United Kingdom’s Publishers Association.
Controversy has been sparked by the government’s declaration that it is pursuing contracts for the pirating of textbooks for public school students. It was epitomized in the following statement by …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.