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

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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]

JAMCOPY Makes Tertiary-Level Writers' Payout

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gleanerGuest speaker at Tuesday's disbursement function by the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), Professor Errol Miller, did triple duty. Twice he gave the main address in which he spoke to the development of tertiary-level academic writing in Jamaica and the region, and a gift to former JAMCOPY chair Shirley Carby. And once he received a cheque in JAMCOPY's first payout to writers whose work is utilised at the tertiary level... [Read More]

Music Publisher Seeks Legitimacy Through Stock Market

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gleaner..."Jamaica's creativity gives us global relevance and distinctiveness. It is high time we should be compensated for it," said chairman of JamCopy Mark Thomas at the Stocks & Securities forum to a mixed audience of investors and creators. "This is the time when you applaud," he said...[Read more]

JAMCOPY turns focus on tertiary institutions

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observerTHE logs of tertiary level institutions will next month come under the radar of the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), which represents the interests of Jamaican creators and publishers, as it seeks to zoom in on the use of the work of rights holders...[Read more]

Putting A Dent In Bootlegging

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gleaner...JAPA, which is a conglomeration of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Jamaica Association of Composers Authors and Publishers (JACAP), Jamaica Copyright Licensing Association (JAMCOPY), Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Palace Amusement Company, Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture and the Business Software Alliance (BSA), met at the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) before heading to the Riverton City Dump where the pirated material would be destroyed...[Read more]