The current Jamaican Copyright Act was enacted in 1993, in the same year that the country acceded to the Berne Convention. Jamaica has been a member state of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) since 1978.

Jamaica seeks to lead Caribbean countries on copyright matters, and the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) is the government agency responsible for both national and regional activities.

Collective Licensing in Jamaica

The Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) has been designated by the Government of Jamaica as the sole national licensing body for the reproduction for copyright protected materials published in the print media.