Welcome to the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency


Eligibility for Joining

Creators and publishers of literary, artistic, dramatic or musical works can join JAMCOPY if they have at least one original work published in printed form.

Creators include:

  • writers
  • poets
  • journalists
  • painters
  • sculptors
  • graphic designers
  • illustrators
  • playwrights
  • songwriters
  • composers
  • cartographers

Publishing categories include books, magazines, journals, newspapers and music.

Both individual creators and organisations that are rightsholders themselves or which have been assigned copyright by creators can join JAMCOPY.

Copyright holders join JAMCOPY free of cost by signing an Affiliation Agreement. This agreement authorises JAMCOPY to manage their reproduction rights on their behalf.


By joining JAMCOPY, creators and publishers administer their rights collectively which presents an efficient alternative. Other benefits of joining JAMCOPY include:

Better control of the amount of copying done

Assured remuneration from the licence fees collected from users

International protection of their works through JAMCOPY's reciprocal agreements with RROs in other countries; these countries give the same protection to JAMCOPY's authors as they give to their own nationals

Benefiting from any legal action that JAMCOPY may initiate to obtain remedy for copyright infringement

Educating users of copyright work, through collective action, about the need to respect copyright and comply with the law