Copyright Law

Uganda Performing Right Society derives its mandate to operate from the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act of 2006 (the Act) and is regulated by Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

The Act spells out how one obtains a copyright or neighbouring right; what qualifies to be protect under the Act; provides for how protected works may be exploited by third parties; duration of rights protected under the Act; and creates offences for infringement of copyright and neighbouring rights.

It also provides for civil sanctions and remedies for breaching copyright and neighbouring rights by individuals and body of persons.

Click on the links below to download the Act and the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Regulations 2010.

Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006

Copyright Regulations 2010


  1. URRO-Uganda Reproduction Rights Organisation
URRO protects copyright, licenses users of copyrighted works, collects fees and distributes royalties on behalf of writers and publishers.
URRO is owned by copyright holders in literary works including authors, book publishers, newspaper and magazine publishers, visual artists, photographers etc


     2. UFMI-Uganda Federation of Movie Industry

Uganda Federation of Movie Industry (UFMI) is the audio visual Collective Management Organization in Uganda that was formed by audio visual rights owners in 2001, registered with the Registrar of companies as Non Profit Making Organization in 2006 and as a Collecting Society for the audio visual works in 2011.

UFMI is mandated to represent, protect and promote the social-economic interests of audio visual Authors, Performers and Producers in Uganda and foreigners through reciprocal representation. UFMI manages both reproduction and public performance rights.