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Protect Your Music

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Music Licensing Explained

Copyright is one of the most important aspects of protecting an artist’s work. Copyrights protect the owner of the intellectual property. The owner then can offer exclusive authorization to individuals or corporations to copy and reproduce their work in exchange for royalties.

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How To Copyright A Song In Rwanda

Which law governs copyrights in Rwanda?

In Rwanda, intellectual property is protected under law NO 31/2009 of 26/10/2009 and law NO 50/2018 of 13/8/2018

 

Which institution is tasked with registration of copyright in Rwanda?

RWANDA DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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How To Copyright A Song In Ghana

Which law governs copyrights in Ghana?

Which law governs copyrights in Ghana?

The Copyright Act 2005, (Act 690)

Which institution is tasked with registration of copyright in Ghana?

The Copyright Office of Ghana, statutorily established by Copyright Law, PNDC Law

110 of 1985 and saved under the current Copyright Act, 2005, Act 690.

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How To Copyright A Song In Uganda

Which law governs copyrights in Uganda?

Which institution is tasked with registration of copyright in Uganda?

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau is the body established by Chapter 210 Laws of Uganda in 1998 to facilitate registrations of intellectual property rights

 

Locations:

Posta Branch - Posta Uganda Main Office, Booths 2 & 3, Kampala Road, Kampala

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How To Copyright A Song In Tanzania

Which law governs copyrights in Tanzania?

Copyright is governed by the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act No 7 of 1999 (CAP 218 RE 2002).

Which institution is tasked with registration of copyright in Tanzania?

Copyright Society of Tanzania (COSOTA) is an organization established under Section 46 of the Act. This section is responsible for managing copyright issues in Tanzania. As such, COSOTA is established to promote and protect the interest of performers, translators and publishers.

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How To Copyright A Song In Nigeria

Which law governs copyrights in Nigeria?

The primary law that protects copyright in Nigeria is the Copyright Act, Cap C28, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Which institution is tasked with registration of copyright in Nigeria

The body charged with enforcement and protection of copyright is Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC)

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How To Copyright A Song In Kenya

Which law governs copyrights in Kenya?

The Copyright Act- Act No. 12 of 2001.

 

Which institution is tasked with registration of copyright in Kenya?

  • The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO)

  • The Board is located on NHIF Building, 5th Floor

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Music Copyright Law: What It Protects and How to Copyright a Song

Why do you need to know copyright laws?

  • To Protect your music against infringement.

  • To Receive royalties you are entitled to when your music is used.

  • To not infringe on other people’s music.

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STATEMENT: MDUNDO GATHERING PAN-AFRICAN MUSIC COMPANIES TO STAND AGAINST MUSIC PIRACY

Mdundo has partnered with anti-piracy specialist Audio Lock removing African songs from more than 300,000 illegal websites across the world.

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