TANZANIA NCHI YANGU

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

COSOTA WORKING ON BIG CHANGES IN ITS SYSTEMS

The Copyright Society of Tanzania, COSOTA for the last ten days has been running workshops, meetings and training courses on Modern Trends in Collective management and related Government issues, in an effort to change the trend of collection and distribution of royalties in Tanzania.
Rob Hooijer
The training was conducted by Mr. Robert Hooijer, one of the most respected experts on copyright collective management in the world. Mr. Hooijer, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Paris based International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) was for a long period Chief Executive Officer of Africa’s biggest CMO, Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO).
Mr Hooijer has done a great job in transforming Collective Management in Kenya it is hoped that in few months we should begin to see results of this important training.


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ARTISTS HOLD A INTELLECTUAL POLICY STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is in the last phase of preparing the National Intellectual Property Policy. The Policy has been in preparation since 2012. A few days ago artists brought together by Tanzania Musicians Network and Tanzania Film Federation with the help of a grant from Best AC, gathered at the Chichi Hotel in Kinondoni and  spent hours coming up with suggestions for the Copyright section of the Policy. Present at the meeting were leaders and members of all the four Federations of Artists and the Tanzania Musicians Network (TAMUNET), also present were officials from the Ministry  of Industry and Trade. Tanzania Musicians Network will work with Tanzania Film Federation in collecting all the suggestions of the artists together with other Copyright stakeholders and together come up with a workable Copyright policy for presentation to the Government.