Support to the Kampala diplomatic conference on voluntary registration of copyrights and related rights
The voluntary registration of copyrights and related rights regulations provide means of presumption as to the authorship/ ownership of rights, offering a proof of ownership document. ARIPO’s strategy on copyrights led to the drafting of a legal framework on voluntary registration of copyrights and related rights for adoption at a diplomatic conference in Kampala, Uganda. The conference will be a valuable platform to address key stakeholders (policymakers) in the region and invite discussion of current challenges and best practices, followed by the adoption of this legal framework. The activity is expected to result in follow-up consultations concerning the implementing rules for the protocol, as well as further bilateral discussions with individual participating states on their copyright legal frameworks.