Copyright remains a subject of interest in the public, especially in the wake of a devastating pandemic which did not spare the creative sector.
Content creators have since sought means through which they can earn from their creativity, and the use of their content in the broadcasting sector has been a subject of public discussion.
In January 2022, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), as the regulator of broadcasters, issued notices to various broadcasting stations for airing copyright content without the necessary authorization from the owners of the content.
As the regulator of copyright, Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has also been conducting enforcement operations against persons involved in the unauthorized use of copyright content in accordance with the law.
Copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects original expressions of literary works
like books, pamphlets, and also protects songs, films, art, computer programs, sculptures, and so on. Copyright has immense value not only to the author of the work, but to the economy as well, creating various employment opportunities within the creative sector and contributing to the country’s National Development Plan III objectives in as far as strengthening the country’s creative industry is concerned.