The Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act, 2006

Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Act spells out how one obtains a copyright or neighbouring right, what qualifies to be protected . it also provides for how protected works may be exploited by third parties ; the duration of the rights protected ; and creates offences for infringement. It also provides for civil sanctions and remedies for breaching copyright and neighbouring rights by individuals and body of persons. In summary, the Act provides for the protection of all created works with a purpose of enabling the creators of those works to economically benefit from them. To enforce this measure,

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Several results have been realised as a result of the Implementation of the Copyright and Neighbouring rights Act. An enforcement mechanism has been implemented for several years now and as such the following have been realised. First of all, it has provided an incentive to the innovators to be able to benefit from the result of their endeavour . Those who create and innovate have been able to get economic benefits in terms of loyalties. secondly, the legal protection of innovations has encouraged the commitment of additional resources for further innovation and this has resulted into many works and creations being produced for the benefit of the general population in terms of enjoyment of their cultural diversity. Thirdly, the promotion and protection of intellectual property has resulted into freedom of creativity, economic growth, creation of jobs and enjoyment of life.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Uganda Performing Rights Society
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)