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‘Turn me on’ for ULP campaign?

‘Turn me on’ for ULP campaign?

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Local artiste Kevin Lyttle, who presently enjoys international fame with his chart-busting “Turn Me On” song, may rake in some extra royalties from the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP).{{more}}
That is, if the political party decides to use his hit song as a jingle in the upcoming general elections constitutionally due by the year 2006.
Political leader of the ULP, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, indicated some interest in the House of Assembly last week Tuesday afternoon.
Dr. Gonsalves was at the time debating the Trademarks Bill when he made mention of intellectual property and the Patent Bill which was listed for debate that day. He was making the point that artistes’ work must be protected and they must be paid for their work.
“The work that Kevin Lyttle has created – he and his other artistic creators – that work under our law is protected work and cannot be used, misused and abused. He has to be paid for it. For instance, I can’t go, as much as I would like to, to use Kevin Lyttle’s “Turn Me On” in an election campaign as to how the ULP has turned on the nation,” Dr. Gonsalves said in a jovial mood.
“In order for me to do that, I have to get his permission, or I have to pay him to use his music and his words as a jingle,” he added.

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