Contemplating Carnival copyright

Above: Stageside crowd control on Carnival Tuesday evening in 1993 as Peter Minshall’s Donkey Derby crosses the Queen’s Park Savannah stage. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1081 for February 21, 2017 Copyright is a legal conceit designed to manage the exploitation of intellectual property. It posits, in its simplest form, that a unique creation can be […]

Bashing the Beeb

Above: A moment of sweet appreciation for Peter Minshall turned out to be sour for me. BitDepth#1049 for July 12, 2016 The moment of capitulation is recorded in a digital file. It was 11:47pm on the night of February 17, 2012 when Calypso Rose, wearing a gold tiara and yellow suit to support Machel Montano […]

‘It’s a party invitation’

Above: Ferreira’s collaboration with Anya Ayoung-Chee for Tribe. Photo courtesy Laura Ferreira. BitDepth#1008 for September 29, 2015 Late last week, the Internet exploded. That’s a bit of an exaggeration of course, though social media, which thrives on the viral, is given to multi-megaton blasts of uninformed opinion and nuclear scale sharing at least twice a […]

NCC/WIPO Carnival Copyright consultations

In cooperation with the The Government of the Republic of The Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office, The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a consulation on Carnival copyright issues will be held in at the VIP Lounge, Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain on July […]