Jamaica is on the Watch List in 2014

special-301The 2014 Special 301 Report states: “The United States continues to encourage Jamaica to pass the long-awaited Patent and Designs Act. In the area of copyright, Jamaica is one of several Caribbean countries with deficiencies related to protection and enforcement. For several years, Jamaica has been identified by rights holders as one of the region’s most problematic markets with respect to the unlicensed and uncompensated cable-casting and broadcasting of copyrighted music.”

In addition, the Report touches Jamaica’s issue with the re transmission of copyrighted television programming and with the payment of statutory royalties to rights holders that needs to be addressed.

The entire report can be found here.