Intellectual Property laws for everyone's benefit
Laws have been enacted to protect intellectual property not only to
protect the investors but also in the interest of the public who enjoy
these inventions, Technology and Research Minister Pavithra
The Minister was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the workshop of
"Intellectual Properties for Prosperity and Development," at the
Industrial Technology Institute recently.
New creations and inventions are useful to the public. If these
creations are priced high the people cannot enjoy them. Due to this
reason the laws should be created to make it easy to bring these
inventions within public reach.
In ancient times the people accepted the ownership of inventions.
When presenting legends such as Guththila Kavya, Amawatura and
Kavsilumina the authors were appreciated by people.
It happened when presenting things such as the Pythagoras theory or
gravitation theories. In that period the laws were not needed to prove
ownership of investors. After this period man began to chase money. That
is why the people needed such laws to prove their ownership.
Technology and Research Deputy Minister Fizer Mustapha said new
inventors could support the country's development. The private sector
also should participate to invent new things. President Mahinda
Rajapaksa's endeavour is to develop the country, and for this support
from science and technology sector is vital.