The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga had directed the Minister of Justice and
Constitutional Affairs, Ephraim Kamuntu to provide information on the
establishment of a Collecting Society as prescribed in the Copyrights
and Neighboring Act within one week.
The object of the Act is to provide for the protection of literary,
scientific and artistic intellectual works and their neighboring rights;
and to provide for other related matters.
According to Section 82 of the Act, the Minister of Justice may, on
the recommendation of the Registrar General, and after consultation with
the established collecting societies make regulations generally for the
better carrying into effect of the provisions of the Act and to
prescribed or provide for anything required or authorised to be