– Copyright Act, 1998.
– Copyright Regulations, 1999.
– Copyright (Amendment) Act, Act. No. 2 of 2004.

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
– Universal Copyright Convention.


Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic and free from the moment a work is created. 

Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 50 years after his death.


Authority name: Registrar General's Department. 

Internet address: www.bahamas.gov.bs/rgd