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It is important to distinguish between knowledge of music and the business aspect of it. Working in music is more than just a 9 to 5 job – it requires a lot of commitment, often for not a lot of compensation or recognition. It doesn’t help that there is so much misinformation out there about
of this knowledge to become a successful music entrepreneur. I delve into what is happening globally, in the developed economies, some historical perspectives, music economics, the global copyright infringement and how it has cost the industry and much more. The music industry or music business sells compositions, recordings and performances of music. Among the many
It is no surprise to hear that the US is the largest music market in the world. Despite sales crumbling in the last couple of years, the US still accounts for around 30% of global spending on recorded-music. What is a little surprising is the fact that the US is only the 10th largest market
Some years ago, perhaps one or two decades back, matters of copyright in Uganda’s creative industry were either unknown or the players flouted them with impunity knowing well that the strong arm of the law was far out of their reach. Many treated it as a Western precept that had little or nothing to do
The abuse of Intellectual Property rights in the visual arts in the world in general and in Uganda in particular is a very thorny predicament that has not only compromised quality and originality of works but also put careers on the line. Nathan Kiwere explores the mucky world of counterfeiting, theft and plagiarism in art.(Piracy)
Introduction: Copyright is often looked at and understood from the legal point of view; in light of its nature, scope of protection, duration of its protection, its enforcement and its infringement. There is, however, its other side – its economic characteristics. No doubt Copyright has a role in our everyday lives particularly in the areas
Others imagined some uncouth and wicked person, perhaps a witch bitch was envious of the prospering industry and decided to bewitch it!! But others confessed, the pirates had outwitted them and made them make wrong moves.
UPRS quickly convened meetings with each of the parties involved, starting with the “kind” pirates. We explained to them that actually the spirit of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights law was to ensure that all players were equitably remunerated. Every player had a profit to make from the industry as long as they were doing legitimate business. Though it was not easy to make them look our way, we managed to win them over. Remember a thief will never be sorry that he robbed you, NEVER! He will only be sorry that he was actually caught.
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It is now clear copyright is a property just like any other though it is intangible! This property has value and the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 19 of 2006 lays down terms of its exploitation. Since Clause 212 of the Constitution spells out the functions of the Police – mainly to protect life and