Visually Impaired included in Copyright Act - The National Library of Jamaica

Visually Impaired included in Copyright Act

Cabinet by way of Cabinet Decision 16/11 dated April 11, 2011 has given approval for amendment to the Copyright Act to reflect:

1.Establishing exemptions for access to copyright works by the print and hearing disabled

2.Establishing the duration of copyright for works created by the Crown and corporate bodies

3.Making provision for access to ‘orphan works’

4.Clarifying rights in adapted works

5.Extending the rights of Libraries and Archives to archive material that was in digital format

6.Protecting first importers of sound recordings in Jamaica by ensuring them the first the first right of distribution of same

7.Establishing a voluntary deposit system for copyright works to be hosted by JIPO. Subject to the agreed opinion of the   Attorney General’s Chambers having regard to the provisions of the Legal Deposits Act.