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Dear All,The At-Large new gTLD Review Group (gTLD RG) see https://community.icann.org/x/u7-bAQ) is seeking comments from…Continue
Started by Carlton Anthony Samuels Jul 18, 2012.
The ITU is currently in the midst of a call for projects in preparation for the Connect the Americas Summit, planned for July 17 - 19, 2012 in Panama City, Panama (more info may be obtained at …Continue
Started by Marsha Guthrie. Last reply by Marsha Guthrie Apr 21, 2012.
I am helping with arrangements for a conference about the human rights implications of the use of ICT and the Internet in Latin America which will be held in Brazil. It is a spinoff from the Silicon…Continue
Started by Keisha Taylor. Last reply by Keisha Taylor Feb 22, 2012.
I thought this might be of interest to many. Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance 2011-2013***CALL FOR PROPOSALS *****Proposals for research projects on Information Societies…Continue
Started by Marsha Guthrie Sep 28, 2011.
Call all Caribbean citizens - can you assist my colleague, Dev from Trinidad & Tobago with completing this short survey? Greatly appreciated!
Please share and re-post.
My name is Dev Anand Teelucksingh, chair and Founding Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (http://ttcsweb.org/).
I'm doing a presentation at the annual Internet Governance Forum to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 5 2012, on the opportunities for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) in the Caribbean.
The Intellectual property office on St. Kitts held a public forum on Intellectual Property rights this evening (April 26th, 2012).
The panelists presented from the perspective of protecting cultural heritage, local artistes protecting and earning from their creative efforts, what can be dne using the internet to help artistes protect and earn from their efforts, historical perspective of patents as a means to monopolise partilcular industries to the international conventions that exist today and the need for us all to respect other persons intellectual property (say no to piracy) if we would like others to respect our intellectual property and that of our artistes or other creative individuals in our region.
The evening generated much discussion and the function which should,ve ended at 9:30 ended at 10:30 pm.
Some key points that were left with the participants
a. even though the IP regime may have been originally introduced to protect multinational interests, beause of its international scope (WIPO), Smal island developing states should pool resources to take advantage of scarce resources and get involved to see how we can use the emerging IP conventions to protect our interests.
b. Artiste, publishers, producers and other interest groups need to come together and lobby/demand for enforcement.
c. There is a general need for education of creative persons on their intellectual property rights as it relate to copyright, patemts and trademarks.
d. We need to develop a culture that respects intellectual property ie no use of illegal software, no illegal downloads of music etc if we expect others to respect our intellectual property .
The Intellectual property office promised to hold additional forums.
Hi Sheba, Hope all is well if you or anyone you can think of would be a good panelist for a particular topic let me know! Same goes for everyone else! we can do a workshop and maybehopefully get funding for it
Thanks for posting Keisha and sharing the info.
Happy New Year to everyone! Wishing you a successful 2012. Thank you all for your input and interesting contributions to the group and let us keep it going in 2012. Please feel free to share and thanks Keisha for getting the ball rolling.
Here's to a fantastic year ahead!
Hey Everyone, hope you are enjoying your holidays! I am helping with arrangements for a conference about the human rights implications of the use of ICT and the Internet in Latin America which will be held in Brazil. It is a spinoff from the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, which was recently hosted by Access. See https://www.rightscon.org/ We thought it would be a good idea to include the Caribbean in the Conference, which will be held in May along similar lines. representatives from social media sites, government, technology companies and activists will be present. There should be much more awareness of these issues before rather than after the fact in the region. If anyone is involved in digital human rights in the Caribbean or would like to be involved in the Conference let me know. It has not been publicised yet, so I will keep you posted with updates.
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