Sunday 16 June, 2019

Seven to face the courts for copyright breach

Police exercises in the capital city on Friday led to the arrests of seven persons for copyright breaches.

The seven vendors were targeted during an exercise which saw officers of the Port of Spain Division, the Municipal Police, and officials from Awesome Copyright interview CD vendors in areas such as Independence Square and Charlotte Street.

The exercise was led by Snr Superintendent Hodge Griffith with assistance from Sup Ablack and Sgt Bharrath.

Various CDs and sound equipment were seized as the vendors were in breach of Section 41 of the Trinidad and Tobago Copyright Act which states that “a person commits an offence when, without the licence, makes for sale, imports or whether you possess it in the course of business”.

The offence carries a jail term of ten years and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

In addition to these seven held for copyright breaches, two were held for being in possession of marijuana, and three were held for driving under the influence.

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