Published Date: October 23, 2023

Africa Copyright and Collective Management Day is celebrated yearly on 14 September to raise awareness of Copyright and Collective Management Rights in Africa.

The day was established by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Member States Collective Management Organizations, in collaboration with its partners, such as the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), at a meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2017.

At this year’s celebration, the Director General of ARIPO, Bemanya Twebaze welcomed participants, including the Zimbabwe Council of Copyright Owners, at the event, which was conducted in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar of Deeds, Companies, and Intellectual Property (CIPZ) and the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA).

Twebaze remarked that the “borderless nature” and globalisation of the internet provide both opportunities and challenges for creators. He acknowledged the creative industry’s contribution to the economy in the region and reaffirmed ARIPO’s strong commitment to the development of Intellectual Property Rights in its member states and Africa as a whole.

Source: Blog – The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)

Related News & Insights

Heads of IP of ARIPO Member States convene for their second annual conference

Nov 13 2023 | ARIPO,

The heads of Intellectual Property (IP) offices of the ARIPO Member States convened in Kigali, Rwand...

ARIPO and Ghana host a workshop to promote intellectual property rights and innovation

Nov 13 2023 | ARIPO, | Ghana, | Intellectual Property,

The Ministry of Justice and Attorney general’s Department in Ghana, in collaboration with ARIPO an...