World Intellectual Property Organization

Trinidad and Tobago

The Copyright Act, 1997 (No. 8 of 1997)

Year of current version:1997
Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 1997
Date of Text (Enacted):April 15, 1997
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes:WTO Notification states:
"The Act provides protection for Copyright and Neighbouring Rights and introduces specific provisions in relation to performers, sound recordings and broadcasts. The Act repeals the Copyright Act of 1985."
Available Texts: 
English

The Copyright Act, 1997 (No. 8 of 1997) The Copyright Act, 1997 (No. 8 of 1997), Complete document (pdf) [210 KB] The Copyright Act, 1997 (No. 8 of 1997), Complete document (htm) [131 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi de 1997 sur le droit d'auteur (n°8 de 1997) Loi de 1997 sur le droit d'auteur (n°8 de 1997), Complete document (pdf) [228 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:TT001

Explore WIPO