Caribbean countries sees little advantage in enforcing copyright laws. This article searches for a solution to this copyright enforcement controversy. Part I of this Note provides background information on copyright law and examines the legal, political, and socioeconomic conditions existing in both the United States and in the Caribbean countries. It also discusses the effect of these conditions on substantive copyright laws and on the particular copyright interests and objectives of both parties. Part II reviews different approaches to international copyright protection. Part III discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and concludes that, for resolution, the controversy requires a new approach, tailored to the needs of both the United States and the Caribbean. This Note concludes that a regional trade-based agreement between the U.S. and the Caribbean countries would protect U.S. intellectual property in the region, while accommodating the unique circumstances and interests of the Caribbean countries.
Valerie L. Hummel,
The Search for a Solution to the U.S.-Caribbean Copyright Enforcement Controversy,
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