Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Anguilla
Copyright rules: Anguilla
|Standard||Life + 50 years|
|Anonymous||Create/publish + 50 years|
|Audiovisual||Create/publish + 50 years|
|Collective||Create/publish + 50 years|
|Applied art||Create + 25 years|
|Terms run to year end||Yes|
|ISO 3166-1 alpha-3||AIA|
|URAA restoration date||See United Kingdom|
This page provides an overview of the copyright rules of Anguilla relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in Anguilla must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both Anguilla 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 Anguilla, refer to the relevant laws for clarification.
Anguilla was colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in the 17th century. In 1967 Britain granted full internal autonomy to Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla. In 1980, Anguilla seceded from Saint Kitts and Nevis and become a separate British Crown colony. Anguilla is now a British Overseas Territory, with legislative power vested in both the government and the House of Assembly.
The governing copyright law appears to be Chapter C120 Copyright Act (Act 3/2002) as at 15 December 2002.
Under the Chapter C120 Copyright Act as at 15 December 2002,
- Subject to subsections (2) to (5), the economic and moral rights of the author shall be protected during the life of the author and for 50 years after his death.[C120-2002 Sec.15(1)]
- In the case of a work of joint authorship, the economic and moral rights of the authors shall be protected during the life of the last surviving author and for 50 years after his death.[C120-2002 Sec.15(2)]
- In the case of a collective work, other than a work of applied art, and in the case of an audiovisual work, the economic and moral rights to the work shall be protected for 50 years from the date on which the work was either made, first made available to the public, or first published, whichever date is the latest.[C120-2002 Sec.15(3)]
- In the case of a work published anonymously or under a pseudonym, the economic and moral rights to the work shall be protected for 50 years from the date on which the work was either made, first made available to the public or first published, whichever date is the latest, but, where the author’s identity is revealed or is no longer in doubt before the expiration of that period, subsection (1) or (2) shall apply, as the case may be.[C120-2002 Sec.15(4)]
- In the case of a work of applied art, the economic and moral rights to the work shall be protected for 25 years from the making of the work.[C120-2002 Sec.15(5)]
- Every period provided for under subsections (1) to (5) shall run to the end of the calendar year in which it would otherwise expire.[C120-2002 Sec.15(6)]
- No protection shall extend under this Act to (a) any idea, procedure, system, method of operation, concept, principle, discovery or mere data, even if expressed, described, explained, illustrated or embodied in a work; or (b) any official text of administrative or legal nature or to any official translation thereof.[C120-2002 Sec.4(1)]
- In paragraph (1)(b), “official text of administrative or legal nature” does not include an Act of the Legislature of Anguilla or a regulation under such an Act.[C120-2002 Sec.4(2)]
Freedom of panorama
See also: Commons:Freedom of panorama
Not OK The Copyright Act as of 2002 makes no provision for freedom of panorama.
- Commons:Copyright rules by territory/British Overseas Territories
- Commons:Copyright rules by territory/United Kingdom
- Chapter C120 Copyright Act as at 15 December 2002. Attorney General of Anguilla. Retrieved on 2019-03-14.