Entornointeligente.com / Jamaica’s public schools are now allowed to make copies of licensed work on a non-exclusive basis. This follows the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) this week. The agreement is for an initial period of three years and is to be renewed at the end of the first term. Schools will be informed of the terms and conditions. Education Minister Fayval Williams says the agreement authorises the Ministry and public schools to make copies of licensed work for authorised purposes. It also allows public schools to access digital copies of published materials within a secured space. Mrs Williams says the signing is the culmination of almost two decades of negotiations with JAMCOPY. She said the matter of copyright was placed on the front burner with a significant number of children now engaged in online classes due to the pandemic.
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