Effectiveness of Copyright Law in Uganda: Case Study of Uganda Performing Rights Society.

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ABSTRACT

This study seeks to determine the effectiveness of copyright law in the music industry in Uganda. The Study applied the purposive sampling technique in singling out in order to have a more efficient sample and reduce random sampling error. Data collection was done by using structured and unstructured questionnaires. The research further showed that there is a correlation between effective copyright protection and the growth and development of the music industry in Uganda; There are various factors that affect the industry and these include: - lack of awareness of copyright law in Uganda, the ineffectiveness of UPRS to enforce the law; weak coordination's among enforcement agencies and lack of the antipiracy-security device in the country. Strong copyright protection in the music sector will encourage people to be involved in this industry by affording them the opportunity to improve their returns, creating valuable employment, and thereby increasing government earnings. The study recommends that the Government of Uganda needs to put policies and incentives which encourage local creators and discourage piracy of pirated works. Further research be undertaken since Uganda needs to reform its copyrights to bring them in line with its obligations under various international instruments; therefore, the research should provide invaluable insight into the adequacy or otherwise of the present copyright Act, in particular in terms of the need to address new forms of copyright infringement engendered by technological advancement.

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APA

Frontiers, E. & DORAH, N (2022). Effectiveness of Copyright Law in Uganda: Case Study of Uganda Performing Rights Society.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effectiveness-of-copyright-law-in-uganda-case-study-of-uganda-performing-rights-society

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and NAMUSISI DORAH "Effectiveness of Copyright Law in Uganda: Case Study of Uganda Performing Rights Society." Afribary. Afribary, 21 Jun. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/effectiveness-of-copyright-law-in-uganda-case-study-of-uganda-performing-rights-society. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and NAMUSISI DORAH . "Effectiveness of Copyright Law in Uganda: Case Study of Uganda Performing Rights Society.". Afribary, Afribary, 21 Jun. 2022. Web. 30 Jun. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/effectiveness-of-copyright-law-in-uganda-case-study-of-uganda-performing-rights-society >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and DORAH, NAMUSISI . "Effectiveness of Copyright Law in Uganda: Case Study of Uganda Performing Rights Society." Afribary (2022). Accessed June 30, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/effectiveness-of-copyright-law-in-uganda-case-study-of-uganda-performing-rights-society