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- THE LAW AND PROCEDURE GOVERNING REGISTRATION OF COPYRIGHT IN TANZANIA
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- Tanzania: New Copyright amendments
These amendments are narrowing the effectiveness of copyright protection in Tanzania contributing to a greater safety for intellectual creators. All rights reserved.
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THE LAW AND PROCEDURE GOVERNING REGISTRATION OF COPYRIGHT IN TANZANIA
Copyright confers sole property rights unto the authors of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. Examples of literary and artistic works include books, pamphlets, computer programs, music and drawings. Authors of literary and artistic works are provided with sole legal right to print, publish, perform or record the said work.
It is important to note that several copyrights can exist in one work. For example, a song can be split into three 3 separate copyright works, i. Copyright assures the authors of literary and artistic works against unauthorized copying and piracy of their work. The problem of piracy has been so acute in Tanzania especially for music and film works thereby leading to the enactment of the Films and Music Products Regulations, which require fixation of tax stamps on each CD or DVD.
The problem of piracy of copyrighted works still exists due to modern technology which makes it easier to do unauthorized copying. Copyright as it is, is appreciated even without registration though if a person registers his work with the Copyright Society of Tanzania COSOTA he will be in a good position to be easily recognized as the owner of the work and to be entitled to benefits that go along with the registration of the work such as royalties.
Some authors are unaware of their rights and procedure to enforce the same under the law. On the other hand, the public appears to be unaware of the consequences of piracy as provided for under the law. The research team at Breakthrough Attorneys has prepared this article to enlighten the authors of literary and artistic works and the general public on the law and procedure for the protection of copyright in Tanzania.
Section 4 of the Act defines copyright as the sole legal right to print, publish, perform film or record a literary, artistic or musical work.
Any publication, print or performance of the work without authorization of the author or assignee amounts to breach which is usually referred to as piracy. Section 4 of the Act defines neighboring rights as the secondary right of copyright which performers are entitled.
Performers are defined under the Act to include singers, musicians, and dancers, producers of sound recording for example cassette recordings and compact discs in their recordings, broadcasting entities in their radio and television programs. What is not covered under Copyright Law in Tanzania?
Section 7 of the Act provide that copyright protection do not extend to the following:. Further to what has been pointed in the above, copyright protects works which have been expressed in a tangible form and not ideas or facts.
All creativity, hard work, time invested, funds and resources used in a production of a work that was once an idea accords protection by way of economic and moral rights. Copyright grants the owner of the work exclusive rights on both economic and moral rights over the work.
These rights subsist during the lifetime of the author or owners and 50 years after the death of the owner. Section 9 of the Act grants the following economic rights to the owners of copyrighted works:.
Section 11 of the Act provides for moral rights. The same is established under Section 46 of the Act. Its specific roles and mandates include:.
Section 5 of the Act enlists literary and artistic works which are protected by copyright. These are:. It is also important to note that, copyright laws are territorial. That means, protection of copyright works is guaranteed in Tanzania subject to registration of the work in the country.
Copyright owners need to register their works in other jurisdictions for the copyright protection in those jurisdictions. According to Section 3 of the Act, literary and artistic works only qualify for protection under copyright law if the author:. However these are different based on the nature of ownership of such works.
They can be registered by an individual if the work is owned by a single person or by a group when the works are owned by groups i. Company, Band, Choir, etc. Registration of works, authors and groups is made through the forms provided in the Second Schedule of the Regulations. This amendment has now introduced fees for different categories of registrations. In a nutshell, registration procedure starts with the copyright owner being registered, then the work need to be declared for collective copyright protection and registration.
Registration of Copyrighted Works in other jurisdictions. As mentioned earlier, copyright laws are territorial. Therefore; for a copyrighted work to be guaranteed protection in other jurisdictions other than Tanzania, registration in other jurisdictions is necessary.
Further to that, registration of other intellectual property rights i. The procedure for registration of those intellectual property rights at ARIPO has been pointed out on an article, a quick look into Intellectual Property Law in Tanzania published on the website of Breakthrough Attorneys on the 7 th day of June, This avenue is however not yet made available to the copyrighted works. In this age where many youths have engaged in self-employment through intellectual property ownership such as books, music, paintings, sculpture, films, computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings to possess the knowledge of the IP rights.
This is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Copyright infringement is a real thorn in IP rights and their exclusive enjoyment by the originators. This article has been prepared by the research unit at Breakthrough Attorneys, with a view of shedding light to the general public on the law and procedure governing registration of copyright in Tanzania.
We believe, the information contained shall be of significant for enlightening the general public on the law and procedure governing registration of copyright in Tanzania. However, for clarity we recommend that one should seek for legal guidance before proceeding to registration of copyright at COSOTA. This publication has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only, and does not constitute professional advice.
You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. About us Breakthrough Attorneys is an ultramodern legal practice based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania having a spectrum of cross-borders practices that caters for local and multinational corporations, financial institutions, government entities as well as business private individuals concerning their legal needs around the globe.
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Tanzania: New Copyright amendments
It has a number of functions but the major one is to maintain registers of works, productions and association of authors, performers, translators, producers of sound recordings, broadcasters and publishers. The address of service in a prescribed form always accompanies the application for registration of copyright. In addition to protecting rights of authors of artistic works, the Act goes further to define specifically the types of the protected rights.
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph provides a survey and analysis of the rules concerning intellectual property rights in Tanzania. It covers every type of intellectual property right in depth — copyright and neighbouring rights, patents, utility models, trademarks, trade names, industrial designs, plant variety protection, chip protection, trade secrets, and confidential information. Particular attention is paid throughout to recent developments and trends.
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