Development of an Intellectual Property Framework (Copyright Act 2004, Copyright Regulations 2018 and National IP Strategy 2019)

Where
Gambia
When
2019
Who
The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and Ministry of Justice
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

* The copyright Framework is governed by three policies as follows: The Copyright Act 2004, The Copyright Regulation 2018 and the National IP Strategy (NIPS) 2019.
* The documents govern licensing, copyright protection and enforcement, royalties' collection and distribution.
* The NIPS provides for a one stop shop (through the merging of the copyright office and the trademarks and patents office) - although yet to be implemented

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* Gambia now competing in international technology / innovation competitions
* Now registering copyrights works in line with the regulation
* Three staff employed for copyright office

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner
Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Ministry of Women’s Affairs
National Council for Youth
WIPO
ARIPO
Public Utilities Regulation Authority (PURA)
Telecommunications Companies
Artistic Associations
Private Entrepreneurs
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
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