The World Book and Copyright Day is an event organised by the Office of the Registrar of Copyrights celebrated on the 23rd April each year. To commemorate this year’s activity, Bookmarks with words of encouragement on do’s and don’ts concerning the Copyright Act Law of Seychelles 2014, have been prepared and will be distributed to school children as well as members of the public attending the library on that day and thereafter continue to be distributed as a form of sensitization.
A few messages that will be shared with the public:
Protection is offered to all types of original works
It is prohibited to make copies of pages in books without permission of the Author.
Avoid copying music without permission of the Author or Composer.
It is prohibited to copy and share music on mobile devices.
World Intellectual Property Day 2015
The World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on 26th April every year. The main objective is to sensitize artists and members of the public on the importance of creativity and innovation. The theme “Get Up, Stand Up for Music” was provided by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Hence, to that effect, the Office of the Registrar of Copyrights has produced Posters bearing the same theme, which will be affixed in various key locations in town, in various districts and at the National Cultural Centre (NCC).
A small quote from the Office of the Registrar of Copyrights:
Music has power, that even when we are not listening, music is often playing over in our minds. Music remains a soundtrack to our thoughts. Whether your taste runs to different genres; Get Up, Stand Up for your Seychellois music.
Ofice of Registrar of Copyrights, April, 2015