Intellectual Property Theft Prompts UWI To Warn Scientists And Researchers

The extremely fast pace at which intellectual property is stolen in today’s advanced world has forced the University of the West Indies (UWI) to place greater emphasis on educating its young scientists and inventors on how to prevent their copyrights from being stolen.

During UWI Research Days on Thursday, a copyright seminar will be hosted, at 9:30 a.m., in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, to lessen the occurrence of ideas being plagiarised.

UWI Research Day Steering Committee Chairman Denise Eldemire-Shearer told a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week that the university was fully aware of copyright laws and the impact they have on research, and urged persons to license their ideas in the earliest stage possible. Read more

Source: Jamaica Gleaner