Until recently, copyright protection in the Cayman Islands was based on the UK Copyright Act 1956 (the “1956 Act”), notwithstanding that the UK had long replaced the 1956 Act with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the “1988 Act”).

With the increasing advancements in information technology and particularly digital forms, modernization of the copyright laws was inevitable and became a top priority for the Cayman Islands. The revamping of the copyright protection framework was driven by the desire to encourage and support the work of local creators as well as oer greater protection to international creators who wish to invest or conduct business in Cayman.

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