Garifuna American JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA Essay on Intellectual Property and Copyrights


Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”) All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  and Jose Francisco Avila.  All Rights Reserved.

Bronx, New York — Below, readers of will find a provocative essay by Garifuna American Jose Francisco Avila on Intellectual Property.  Mr. Avila is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Garifuna Coalition USA Inc.  The focus of the essay on is copyrights in general and publishing in the music industry.

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Garifuna-American Leader JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA 1992 Essay on Punta Music Going Global

Garifuna-American Community Organizer, JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA

Copyright 1992 by Jose Francisco Avila, 2010 by Teofilo Colon Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Came across this 1992 essay on Garifuna-American Leader/Intellectual/Community Organizer/Executive/Historian/Garifuna Advocate (since the late 80s) Jose Francisco Avila’s Facebook page.  Provocative, informed and insightful on the subject of Punta Music becoming more popular and the controversy surrounding that.

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