On the matter of Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement, The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) strongly looks down on the wrongful appropriation of creative works or intellectual property, as these practices violate the rights of the originator(s) of the creative work.
In spite of the likelihood of individuals or groups claiming from the original work(s) of art or intellectual property, “inspiration for their own work”, the ASTT cautions its members, advocates, and visitors to its website and other community spaces, real or virtual vis a vis social media and interfaces of the like, that the ASTT will not tolerate the act of plagiarism – overt, implicit or unintentional – nor does it encourage copyright infringement.
Should the individual see it fit to appropriate, for their own benefit, the original, creative work or intellectual property of another, the originator ought to be, where possible, duly:
a) notified, and
Should any individual see it fit to reproduce the likeness of another’s original, creative work or intellectual property, the owner of the copyright should provide written consent to the individual in clear terms outlining the quantity, treatment and any likely modifications, granting the individual who wishes to make reproductions, the freedom to proceed.
The ASTT reserves the right to act in any manner deemed appropriate, by the ASTT and its advisors should it be their prerogative only limited or subject to legal advice in accordance with the Laws of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The ASTT accepts no responsibility for the behaviour of any one of its members but seeks to advise and guide them accordingly.