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B-Copy to get outside help

Dawne Parris

B-Copy to get outside help

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Almost four months after going public with its copyright infringement dispute with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus, the Barbados Copyright Agency (B-Copy) is expecting foreign reinforcements to help it press for a settlement.
Chairman Antonio Boo Rudder told the SUNDAY SUN that his organization had received commitments of support from Copyright Clearance Centre (CCC), a global rights broker for print and online content, and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organization (IFRRO).
Senior manager with CCC, Ed Colleran, as well as regional representative for the Belgium-based IFRRO, Carol Newman, who is also manager of the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency, are due in Barbados on February 8.
Rudder made the disclosure as he noted that B-Copy had so far received no indication that the Cave Hill campus was willing to pay the $16.50 per student licence fee demanded by the agency to allow it to reproduce copyrighted printed work of local, regional and international authors.
Read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.