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Copyright rules: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Durations
Standard Life + 75 years
Anonymous Publish + 50 years
Audiovisual Publish + 75 years or
Create + 50 years
Other
Terms run to year end Yes
ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 VCT
Treaties
Berne convention 29 August 1995
Univ. Copyright Convention 27 October 1979
WTO member 1 January 1995
URAA restoration date 1 January 1996

This page provides an overview of copyright rules of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States before it can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. If there is any doubt about the copyright status of a work from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, refer to the relevant laws for clarification.

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Background

The French colonized Saint Vincent in 1719. The island was ceded to Britain in 1763. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines became independent on 27 October 1979.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has been a member of the Universal Copyright Convention since 27 October 1979, the World Trade Organization since 1 January 1995 and the Berne Convention since 29 August 1995.[1]

As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed the Copyright Act 2003 (Act No. 21 of 2003) as the main copyright law enacted by the legislature of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.[1] WIPO holds the text of this law, Issue 1/2009 in their WIPO Lex database. The act repealed the Copyright Act, Chapter 262 of the Revised Laws 1990 Edition effective 30 November 2004.[2]

Durations

According to the Copyright Act 2003 (Act No. 21 of 2003), Issue 1/2009,

  • Copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work expires 75 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies.[1/2009 Section 8(1)]
  • Where the author is unknown, copyright expires 50 years from the end of the calendar year when it was first made available to the public.[1/2009 Section 8(2)]
  • Copyright in a computer-generated work expires 50 years from the end of the calendar year when it was made.[1/2009 Section 8(4)]
  • Copyright duration in a work of joint authorship is based on year of death of the last survivors of the known authors, if any.[1/2009 Section 8(5)]
  • Copyright in a sound recording or film expires 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which it was made or, where it is made available to the public before the end of that period, 75 years from the end of the calendar year in which it is so made available.[1/2009 Section 9]
  • Copyright in a broadcast or cable programme expires 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the broadcast was made or the programme included in a cable programme service.[1/2009 Section 10]
  • Copyright in the typographical arrangement of a published edition expires 25 years from the end of the calendar year in which the edition was first published.[1/2009 Section 11]

Freedom of panorama

See also: Commons:Freedom of panorama

 OK for 2D copies of 3D works. Unclear whether 2D works may be copied. According to the Copyright Act 2003 (Act No. 21 of 2003), Issue 1/2009,

  • Copyright in a work is not infringed by its incidental inclusion in an artistic work, sound recording, film, broadcast or cable programme.[1/2009 Section 53]
  • When an artistic work is on public display, including buildings; sculptures, models of buildings and works of artistic craftsmanship, if permanently situated in a public place or in premises open to the public, the copyright in such a work is not infringed by making a graphic work representing it; making a photograph or film of it; or broadcasting or including in a cable programme service a visual image of it.[1/2009 Section 75]

Citations

  1. a b Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights). WIPO (2018). Retrieved on 2018-11-04.
  2. Copyright Act 2003 (Act No. 21 of 2003) Issue 1/2009. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2009). Retrieved on 2018-11-04.
Caution: The above description may be inaccurate, incomplete and/or out of date, so must be treated with caution. Before you upload a file to Wikimedia Commons you should ensure it may be used freely. See also: Commons:General disclaimer