Welcome to the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency

FAQ’s on Copyright

What is Copyright?
Copyright is the collective term for a bundle of economic and moral rights granted by law to creators of original ‘works of the mind’ in literature, drama, art and music.
Why is respect for Copyright important?
How can I get Copyright protection for my work?
How will people know my work is protected by Copyright?
What is ‘poor man’s Copyright’?
What is legal deposit?
Are the works of Jamaican creators protected by copyright abroad?
How long does copyright protection last?
What rights do creators have under Jamaica’s copyright law?