Successful conference organised by the Uganda Reproduction Rights Organisation (URRO)

The Uganda Reproduction Rights Organisation (URRO) was incorporated in 2010 and became a member of IFRRO in February 2014. It acts on behalf of authors and publishers of literary works to protect copyright, license users of protected literary works, collect fees, distribute royalties and contribute to the fight against book piracy in Uganda.

On 19 July 2018, URRO together with KTA law firm organised a copyright workshop under the theme “Reaping from the sweat of your brow; insights into protecting your works under copyright law”. The main objective of the conference was to consider the law relating to copyright in Uganda and bring authors together to share their experiences with copyright enforcement, and also to educate the participants on the role of Collective Management Organisations such as URRO.

Speakers included the Hon. Dr. Justice Yorokamu Bamwine, Current Principal Judge of Uganda, Dr. James Tumusiime, Managing Director of Fountain Publishers, Harriet Nabuduwa, Legal officer in the Copyright Police Unit, Simon Peter Kinobe, President of Uganda Law Society, and the CEO of URRO, Charles Batambuze.

The event was a success and was widely covered in the press, including through a report broadcasted in the evening news of NBS TV and a TV interview with Charles Batambuze.

The booklet for the conference can be downloaded here.