Legal booksellers wary about piracy’s end

- Austin says gov’t may have made good deal with overseas publishers

Legitimate importers of school texts are almost certain to take “a cautious line” as far as the number of texts imported for the forthcoming school year is concerned since there is no certainty that last September’s court ruling prohibiting the publication and sale of ‘pirated’ school books in Guyana will guarantee the cessation of the practice, Proprietor of Austin’s Bookstore Lloyd Austin has told Stabroek Business.

Late last year around half a dozen stores including some in the city removed  stocks of pirated books from their shelves after the court ruled in favour of the British Publishers Association (BPA),  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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