Feb 7, 2008

Pirated Music Seized, Vendors Arrested!


Dey Say
On Ash Wednesday instead of going to Church and asking for forgiveness several vendors were out plying their trade selling pirated music compact discs. However, the police in conjunction with COTT (the Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago) had other plans and ensured that these pirated music discs were not sold thereby robbing the artistes of the income they so deserve for the music that drives the carnival festival. It was reported that over 2,500 illegal discs were seized with several vendors now in police custody waiting processing for their flagrant disregard of the law and the livelihood of the music artistes.
Dey Say that many of the vendors were quite adamant and upset with the law enforcement agencies saying, “But we have to eat too, we have children to feed. What allyuh want we to do?”(Just a dramatization but has been reported by many calypsonians). There are many answers that can apply to such a ‘bold-statement’ but I will keep away from saying anything other than it is against the law to make and sell pirated music.
It is very sad that in a small country like Trinidad and Tobago where Oil and Gas are King fetching ridiculously high prices on the World market that so many people are “ketching dey arse” and seeking illegal ways to earn an income. Can someone tell me why the bounty of the harvest hasn’t trickled down to the owners of the resources – the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago?

 
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2 Responses to "Pirated Music Seized, Vendors Arrested!"
  1. Aliti said...
    February 10, 2008 at 12:13 AM

    Q: Can someone tell me why the bounty of the harvest hasn’t trickled down to the owners of the resources – the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago?

    A: 2 words. Greed and corruption.

  2. Pwefentious Trini said...
    February 11, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Hey Aliti tune in to WACK radio and try to listen to the midday show hosted by Damion Melville. Here is the link: http://www.wackradio901fm.com. Everything under the sun is discussed even though it is mostly about music. There is a shout box that is really a chat box where we interact. My name in the box is smartypantz. Come aboard and let's have some fun.

 

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