ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jan 25, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government has denied international media reports that the island is seeking permission from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to run a website that would sell music, movies and software, while ignoring copyright laws.
Permanent Secretary in the Department of Trade and Commerce, Ambassador Colin Murdoch, is denying a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that that the Baldwin Spencer government would make the move before the WTO on Monday.
“The BBC is reporting rumour and conjecture,” he told the Observer Radio here, adding “I am afraid I cannot comment at this time, we are in the middle of some meetings and so on and I believe a comment will be made at an appropriate time”.
Murdoch said that Antigua and Barbuda would be “taking certain action” at the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Board on Monday, insisting “Antigua and Barbuda does not intend to run a pirate website.
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