COSBOTS, Copyright Society of Botswana
Unit 1, Plot 93 Gaborone International Commerce Park
Private Bag BO 75
+267 392 8055
+267 392 8131
Chief Executive Name
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Phone
+267 391 3294
Chief Executive Email
+267 392 8055
History of the organisation
CMO commissioned in 2008 as a private company limited by guarantee. Mandate drawn from Copyright and Neighbouring rights Act CAP 68:02 of 2006
Year of incorporation
2008 but became operational in 2011
Year of first distribution
Year of first collection
Total number of Board Members
How are Board Members elected
At AGM and nominated from associations
Remarks about the Board
The board has members who are mostly from the music industry and one government representative including the CEO.
Remarks about the members
At present COSBOTS has registered and started distributing royalties for only Musicians but it is working on reproduction rights.
Staff total number
Remarks about staff
Staff largely populated by licensing team, followed by documentation and distribution and lastly others from supporting departments.
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
Types of uses licensed
All categories including essential. important and incidental users.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Parastals, Government, Broadcasters etc.
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
Administration costs as a percentage
30% of total collections
New developments / court cases
COSBOTS continues to win cases involving infringements and non adherence especially by musical works users.
New developments / licensing
The society is working on partnering with other government institutions
Other new areas of development
Online registrations and Licensing of works.
Other agreements with RROs
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing