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JAMCOPY distributes $28.5m in royalty payments

observerThe Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) has increased its royalty distribution this year by just over $4 million resulting in its  highest ever disbursement of $28.5 million. [Read more ...

JAMCOPY brings global best practices to Jamaican Business Sector


JAMAICA is on a collision course with their international partners if local businesses fail to transform the way they reuse and share content in the normal course of business, warns the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), the national rights management organisation for local creators and publishers of content in print and digital formats. [Read more ...]

JAMMS Members Receive Royalties In Summer Payout

gleanerRecord producers, who are members of the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), are having more to smile about these days.For the fifth consecutive year, JAMMS is paying out performance royalties to its local members and international affiliates.

Copyright Warning - Intellectual Property Advocates Concerned About Abuse Of Athletes' Image Rights

gleanerCaught up in the euphoria of Jamaica's outstanding performance at the just-concluded IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Jamaicans have emblazoned the images of the star athletes on T-shirts, books, walls, and even congratulatory advertisements in the media [ Read More ]

$23-m copyright payout

observerTHE Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) last week distributed $23 million in royalties to some 300 Jamaican creators and publishers of printed materials. It was the highest distribution ever from the 14-year-old agency. The payout was significantly more than last year, when creaters and publishers collected $14 million...[Read more]

Experts Needed - Growth Of Jamaican Music Stymied By A Lack Of Knowledge

gleaner...Hamilton said artistes need to place "more value on our copyright and to make sure that we properly register it." Earlier this week, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office hosted a workshop at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC) called 'How To Make A Living From Music'. While this is one of several workshops that the agency hosts from time to time, Joan Webley, manager of Copyright and Related Rights at JIPO, says a lot of persons know little or nothing about copyright... [Read More]