Friday, 23 April 2010

Zambia Prepares to Celebrate World IP Day

This coming Monday, 26 April, is World Intellectual Property Day. The folks in Zambia, led by the new Zambian Association of Musicians (ZAM), are busy preparing for the special day.

Beginning this weekend, viewers of Zambia’s television stations will see new public service adverts encouraging the respect of intellectual property. The adverts, produced by ZAM and the Zambian government feature hip hop star and ZAM Publicity Secretary, C.R.I.$.I.$. If the advert becomes available on the net, Afro-Leo will be sure to add a link.

In addition to the ongoing television adverts, there will also be a march on Monday to commemorate World Intellectual Property Day. The march will take participants from the Lusaka Post Office to the Lusaka National Museum. The marching group will include musicians, members of ZAM and members of the Zambia Copyright Society (ZAMCOPS). If you happen to be in Lusaka on Monday, join in; everyone is welcome to walk with the group and help promote awareness of intellectual property rights. The march begins at 9am.

Afro-Leo wishes the organizers of the march a happy and successful World IP Day.

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