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Antigua: We do not intend to run a 'pirate website'

Published: Saturday January 26, 2013 | 1:13 pm Comments 0

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has denied international media reports that the island will be seeking permission from the World Trade Organization, the WTO, to run what is being called a pirate website.

The report by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) claim that Antigua and Barbuda wants to run a website that sells music, movies and software in violation of copyright laws and will make the request before the WTO on Monday.

However, Permanent Secretary in the Department of Trade and Commerce, Ambassador Colin Murdoch is denying the report, saying the BBC is reporting rumour and conjecture.

Murdoch says Antigua and Barbuda will be taking certain action at the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Board on Monday, but insists that the country does not intend to run a pirate website.

editorial@gleanerjm.com

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