Maria Nunes on photographing Carnival

It’s very troubling that the TTCO and TTCBA think that people like myself are taking advantage of creators of “works of mas” by making off with huge profits from commercializing our photographs without any just benefits being derived by the creators.

Carnival’s copyright commess continues

“Government regulations are needed to deal with an unaccountable CMO regime. A regime keen on holding others to account, with little internal self-governance.”

Copyright’s Fair Dealings

“If you don’t have your own servers located in Trinidad, you are going to be subject to the copyright law in the country where the platform operates.”

Considering copyright…again

Above: Martin Raymond and Josanne Leonard host the discussion on Copyright in the Digital Age at NAPA. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1130 for February 01, 2018 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TTCO’s first copyright shot misfires

It’s Carnival again and the Trinidad and Tobago Copyright Organisation (TTCO) is back on the beat making bold claims about copyright and collection. But does the […]

‘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 […]

Copyright: the digital photographer’s perspective

Above: A self-portrait of Laura Ferreira, courtesy the photographer. BitDepth#821 for February 14, 2012 The thing is; I’m kind of old school when it comes to […]

NCC posts papers from copyright symposium

A collection of papers presented at the Copyright in Carnival Symposium has been released by the NCC here.

Two days of copyright talk later…

Reporting from the NCC hosted seminars on Copyright held on July 16 & 17 2014 at the VIP Lounge at the Grandstand, Queen’s Park Savannah. Originally […]

Copyright, huh, what is it good for?

BitDepth 946 for July 22 Over the first fourteen hours of the National Seminar on Copyright in the Carnival Industry, I’d had no problems keeping my […]

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 […]