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Trinidad and Tobago Reprographic Rights Organisation

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 07:17
TTRRO, Trinidad and Tobago Reprographic Rights Organisation
Office #8 Lot 2C,
Chootoo Road,
El Socorro South
Trinidad and Tobago
Phone
1 868 221-3327; 221-3311 ext. 23, Fax:
Fax
868 221-3036
Website
ttrro.org.tt
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive
Publish chief executive details ?
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Title
President
Title
Vice President
Phone
1 868 678-8207
Phone
1 868 221-3327 Mob. 354-9314
Title
Director
Phone
1 868 689-5341
Title
Director
Phone
1 868 678-7678
History of the organisation
The Trinidad and Tobago Reprographic Rights Organisation (TTRRO) was incorporated as a non-profit organisation on May 12, 2003. The members of TTRRO include publishers, authors, photographers, cartographers and composers (sheet music only).


Year of incorporation
2003
Year of first collection
2014
Total number of Board Members
4
Total number of Author Representatives
1
Total number of Publisher Representatives
1
How are Board Members elected
At the Annual General Meeting
Total Rights holders represented
40
Remarks about the members
The 8 Publishers represent approximately 75% of the Publishers and together with 32 Authors form the membership of TTRRO. TTRRO is in negotiations with The Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT) to sign an Agreement with the 700 Lyricist members whom they represent, as musicians. TTRRO is continuing to broaden the base of members and affiliates. Since the signing of its first licence there has been renewed local interest in membership.

Staff total number
0
Remarks about staff
Chief Executive
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
July 1 - June 30
Type of National legislation
Common Law
Other Law
Trinidad and Tobago Copyright Act No. 8 of 1997 as amended by Acts Nos. 18 of 2000 and 5 of 2008 http://rgd.legalaffairs.gov.tt/Laws/Chs.%2081-84/82.80/82.80%20aos.htm
Licensing system
Voluntary Licencing with legal back-up
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Government Ministry
Public Lending Rights
off
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
no
New developments / court cases
Based on the stated, written support of IFRRO for the process of employing the Civil remedies, enshrined in the Copyright Act of T&T, TTRRO met with an Attorney of a major Law firm, and on June 28, the “pre-action protocol” letters, were sent to the major Universities and Tertiary Education Institutions. To date only one out of 6 institutions have responded and funds are needed to continue the process.
New developments / licensing
In April 2012, TTRRO received a request from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) on behalf of the Ministry of Legal Affairs for a Licence. In April 2014 the Licence was signed effective May 1, 2014
Other new areas of development
Other new areas of development :
CCC has signed a Milestone Bilateral Agreement with TTRRO. TTRRO thanks Mr. Ed Colleran for his input in the finalising of the Milestone BA.

The grave economic situation in T&T continues to be of concern to the citizenry and TTRRO has been stymied by the downturn in the economic situation but the efforts to pursue licensing continues unabated in spite of the difficulties faced. TTRRO is hopeful that upon the signing of the Licence with the Ministry of Legal Affairs, and the media coverage that will ensue, a major stride in positioning TTRRO as a key player will be the result. The growing awareness about the importance of intellectual property to the development of the cultural industries and as a driver of the economy based on the stated intention of the government to develop a knowledge based economy, will help to re-inforce TTRRO's commitment to economic advancement of national Rightsholders. Moreover, it would garner the respect and confidence of those Creators and Publishers who have given us mandates to represent their interests.
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
2
Bilateral agreements type A with
CLA (Type AB - combination of Type A & B)
CCC signed Milestone Bilateral Agreement with TTRRO
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
16
Bilateral agreements type B with
JAMCOPY; Access Copyright; CLASS; KOPIOSTO; REPRONIG; CAL; MASA; IRRO; HKRRLS; KOPIKEN; JAACC; KRTRA; CEDRO; FILCOLS; BCOPY; KOPITAN.
Please select your currency
TTD Trinidad and Tobago
Total amount collected for all licensing
48 231.00
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
23 790.00
Amount for schools
0.00
Amount for further education
0.00
Amount for higher education
0.00
Amount for government
23 790.00
Amount for business
0.00
Amount for other sector(s)
0.00
Levies on equipment and other mediums
0.00
Total amount collected for PLR
0.00
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
48 231.00
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
0.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
0.00
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
0.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
0.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
0.00
1. Of which for visual works, to publishers only
0.00
to publishers and visual creator organisations
0.00
to visual creators organisations
0.00
to collecting societies only
0.00
to individual artists only
0.00
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
0.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
0.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
24 441.00
Name
Rico Charran
Name
Nicholas Lue Sue
Name
Heather Baldwin-McDowell
Name
Steve Maximay
Other agreements with RROs
CCC (USA) signed Milestone BA with TTRRO -July 01. 2012.