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JAMCOPY signs licences for two new tertiary institutions

observerTHE Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) announced this week that it has signed licensing agreements with Trench Town Polytechnic College (TTPC) and the All American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS). The signing of the two has pushed to 30 the number of compliant institutions with JAMCOPY licensing agreements... [Read More]

Ellis, Williams Win Lignum Vitae Awards - Young Adult Literature Category A Concern

gleanerLast Friday at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, two out of three prizes were announced for the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards. There are three categories in the awards: the Una Marson Prize, awarded for adult fiction or adult creative non-fiction, worth $500,000; the Vic Reid Prize, awarded for young adult fiction, worth $250,000; and the Jean D'Costa Prize, awarded for children's fiction, worth $250,000...[Read more]

No Copyright On Ideas

gleanerSpeaking at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts' recent career workshop, law student Allyandra Thompson explained that with commissioned works (where an artist is hired to write a script or lyrics for a tune for a fee, for example), a written agreement on terms and conditions is advisable. [Read More]

Winners Announced At Lignum Vitae Awards Ceremony

gleanerAll three are already winners of various awards, for their written works, but their tally recently increased when Donna Hemans, Diana McCaulay and Janet Morrison were declared winners of the 2015 inaugural staging of the JaWS JAMCOPY Lignum Vitae Writing Awards. [Read more]

#Theonlinemind Opens At Pegasus - Digital Publishing Conference Continues Until Tomorrow

gleanerOn Monday evening, the Caribbean's first digital publishing conference, #theonlinemind, officially opened at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, the brief ceremony signalling the beginning of a slate of panels and presentations...[Read more]

Lignum Vitae Writing Awards Offer $1m In Prizes

gleanerReferences to the qualities of the Lignum Vitae tree, from the sturdiness of its wood to the beauty of its leaf, ran throughout last Tuesday's launch of the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards at the St Andrew Parish Library, Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston...[Read more]