Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency

JAMCOPY, Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency

17 Ruthven Road,
Building 1
Kingston 10
Jamaica
Phone: +1-876-754 8910
Fax: +1-876-920 9444
E-mail: info@jamcopy.com
Web: www.jamcopy.com

Chief Executive:
General Manager: Carol A. Newman
Chief Executive Phone: +1-876-754-8910, 1-876-906-1279
Chief Executive Email: cnewman@jamcopy.com

HISTORY OF ORGANISATION
Year of first distribution: 2005

ORGANISATION
Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 14
How are Board Members elected: Nominations by Member Organisations and by direct appointment
Total number of Author Representatives: 3
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 3

Members:
Total number of Member Associations: 8
Total Publishers' Associations: 3
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 3
Total Rights holders represented: 710
Remarks about the members: In addition to 3 Publisher's Associations and 3 Creator Associations, we also include 2 User Associations as a part of our membership.

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR May 1 - April 30

MODEL OF RRO OPERATION
Type of National legislation :
Civil law: No
Common law: Yes

Licensing system:
Voluntary Licencing schemes, with potential back-up in Copyright Laws
Mandating rights holders:
A total of 710 rights holders (publishers, writers, visual artists and music composers) as at March 2017.

LICENCES
Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: All categories of printed works, including newspapers
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Reprographic and digital uses including course packs
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Government and tertiary education sectors

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: All categories of printed works, including newspapers
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Conversion, reproduction onto paper and in digital form, distribution of paper copies and of digitised works on secure network, storage
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Tertiary Education

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No

DISTRIBUTION
Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: Yes
Full reporting: No
Sampling: Yes
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: Yes
Possibility to be copied: Yes

AGREEMENTS
Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 3
Bilateral agreements type A with: CCC, CLA, KOPINOR
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 31
Bilateral agreements type B with: ABDR, ACCESS COPYRIGHT, BCOPY, CADRA, CAL, CDR, CEDRO, CEMPRO, CLASS, CLL, COPIBEC, COPYRUS, DALRO, FJOLIS, HKRRLS, IRRO, JAACC, KOPIKEN, KOPIOSTO, KOPJAMALT, MASA, ECCLA (for 6 OECS Member States), OSDEL, ProLitteris, REPROBEL, REPRONIG, TTRRO, ZIMCOPY, BECCLA,COPYGHANA,KORRA.
Other agreements with RROs: ALCS, LITA,

FINANCIAL DATA

Total amount collected for all licensing:
JMD 60,225,110.00 (+/- EUR 448,915.15)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
JMD 60,225,110.00 (+/- EUR 448,915.15)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
JMD 58,487,847.00 (+/- EUR 435,965.67)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
JMD 1,737,263.00 (+/- EUR 12,949.48)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
JMD 22,818,780.00 (+/- EUR 170,090.12)

Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
JMD 6,716,340.00 (+/- EUR 50,063.28)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
JMD 29,532,420.00 (+/- EUR 220,133.28)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2017 was applied, being EUR 1= 134.1570 JMD