The Cayman Islands government has committed to the modernization of the islands’ outdated copyright law. The first step of the modernization process was completed in March 2015, when the Copyright (Cayman Islands) Order 2015 was passed.
The Order revokes the extension of the UK’s 1956 Copyright Act to the Cayman Islands, and as a temporary measure, extends the UK’s 1988 Act to the Cayman Islands subject to certain changes which were incorporated to make it work from a local perspective.
It is hoped that in late 2015 / early 2016 the amended 1988 Act will be repealed in Cayman and replaced with local legislation containing appropriate transitional provisions. The new law will ensure that Cayman is able to offer locals and international businesses alike the level of copyright protection expected on the international arena.