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How is the term Intellectual Property applicable to music? When it comes to legalese, do you know the difference between protected music and music in the public domain? How about the difference between using an original musical score, pre-existing musical compositions or sound recordings? Among the plethora of details a filmmaker must remember when producing a film, legal requirements for music licensing has proven to be one of the more tricky areas for local producers to grasp. There are various types of music licences used in film production, and in this one-hour presentation, lawyer Fabien Alfonso will clarify the details of music clearances in film and further highlight the adverse effects of not obtaining such clearances.
facilitator: Fabien Alfonso
Fabien Alfonso has been actively involved in the creative cultural sector for the past 30 years. He is an advocate for the overall development of our creative industries, and he is passionate about the appropriate administration of Copyright and Related Rights in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region. Alfonso lobbied for the updating and passing of the Copyright Amendment Bill (2008) and the signing of the World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT). As a copyright-related rights consultant and educator, he has conducted workshops and lectures at institutions such as UTT, COSTAAT, Servol, UWI Roytec, and several private and public music schools. He holds qualifications from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland and his areas of proficiency include industrial property, copyright, related rights, and collective management of rights within the creative industries.