The Relevance of Copyright Law to Ugandan Music Industry in Curbing Infringement

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Table of Contents

DECLARATION ........................................................................................................................ i

APPROVAL .............................................................................................................................. ii

DEDICATION .......................................................................................................................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ........................................................................................................ iv

LIST OF STATUES ............................................................................................................... viii

ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................................. ix

CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................................................................ 1

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY ........................................................................................ 1

1.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 1

1.1 Background of the study ...................................................................................................... 1

1.2 Statement of the Problem ..................................................................................................... 3

1.3 Objectives of the study ........................................................................................................ 4

1.4 Research questions ............................................................................................................... 4

1.5 Scope of the study ................................................................................................................ 5

1.6 Geographical Scope ............................................................................................................. 5

1.6.1 Content Scope ................................................................................................................... 5

1.6.2 Time Scope ....................................................................................................................... 5

1.8 Significance of the study ..................................................................................................... 6

1. 9 Methodology ........................................................................................................................ 7

CHAPTER TWO ....................................................................................................................... 9

v

LITERATURE REVIEW .......................................................................................................... 9

CHAPTER THREE ................................................................................................................. 19

COPYRIGHT LAWS GOVERNING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY OF UGANDA,

REGIONAL AND ON INTERNATIONAL LEVEL ............................................................. 19

3.1 The Global Music Industry ................................................................................................ 19

3 .1.1 Trade Related Aspects oflntellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS) ................. 20

3.1.2 Berne Convention for the protection of Literary and A1iistic Works 1886 .................... 22

3.1.3 World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty (WTC) ............................. 24

3.2 REGIONAL TREATIES GOVERNING COPYRIGHT .................................................. 27

3.2.1 Lusaka Agreement on the Creation of the African Regional Intellectual Prope1iy

Organization (ARIPO) (1976) ................................................................................................. 27

3.3 NATIONAL LAWS .......................................................................................................... 28

3.3 .I The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995 as amended ..................................... 29

3.3.2 The Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006 ........................................................ 30

3.3.3 The Police Act Cap 305 .................................................................................................. 33

3.3.4 Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Regulations 201 0 .................................................. 34

CHAPTER FOUR ................................................................................................................... 35

CHAPTER FIVE ..................................................................................................................... 45

RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS .................................................................. 45

5.1 Conclusions ........................................................................................................................ 45

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5.2 Recommendations .............................................................................................................. 47

References ................................................................................................................................ 52

ABSTRACT This study focuses on assessing the relevance of copyright law to Ugandan muszczans. Despite the government efforts in enacting and facilitating the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006, its relevance and enforcement has remained unclear due to the negative public attitudes towards its poor implementation. The study focuses on such attitudes, iT?fhngement acts, its causes, challenges faced by ef?forcement agencies and to propose strategies and ways to improve its usage and relevancy in its role to protect the musicians ' rights. Findings ji-0111 the study are targeting to discover whether the copyright laws in Uganda have been relevant and adequate enough to protect the owners of copyright and related rights against infi·ingement. The emphasis of this research come fi"om the fact that ve1y few musicians make a worth-while income jiwn sales of their music in different channels,' this seems to be attributed to music injhngement which remains a living night mare for many artists in Uganda. The World Intellectual Property Organization and Member states have devised a legal regime that would afford the protection of artists to realize ji·om thefhdts o.f their labour. While in some developed countries, tremendous achievements have been realized, like in America and European countries, however the st01y seems to change in Uganda since piracy /ii?fi'ingement seems to be still a reality that threatens to be with us for many years to come as pirated music is found in Uganda eve1ywhere on streets o.f Kampala

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Frontiers, E. & ERIAB, T (2022). The Relevance of Copyright Law to Ugandan Music Industry in Curbing Infringement. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-relevance-of-copyright-law-to-ugandan-music-industry-in-curbing-infringement

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Frontiers, Edu, and TATWEBWA ERIAB "The Relevance of Copyright Law to Ugandan Music Industry in Curbing Infringement" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-relevance-of-copyright-law-to-ugandan-music-industry-in-curbing-infringement. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and TATWEBWA ERIAB . "The Relevance of Copyright Law to Ugandan Music Industry in Curbing Infringement". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022. Web. 12 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-relevance-of-copyright-law-to-ugandan-music-industry-in-curbing-infringement >.

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Frontiers, Edu and ERIAB, TATWEBWA . "The Relevance of Copyright Law to Ugandan Music Industry in Curbing Infringement" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 12, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-relevance-of-copyright-law-to-ugandan-music-industry-in-curbing-infringement