Rwandan Society of Authors (RSAU)

Rwandan Society of Authors (RSAU)
Key objectives of the measure:
  • To collect and distribute the royalties for rights holders

  • To act as the custodian of creative products

  • To distributes such products to clients

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The Rwandan Society of Authors (RSAU) was established by Rwandan Artists in the year 2010 with the support of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), the Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) by virtue of the provisions of the Law No 31/2009 of 26/10/2009 on the protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
  • Promote awareness on the products of creative artists

  • Serve as the recipient and custodian of creative products

  • Visit and monitor frequently, the users of creative works

  • Make available creative products to any intended user

  • Showcase the artistic works

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

RSAU at the onset, received financial support from the Government of Rwanda, 15,000,000 as a starting fund. It has also received 200,000 NOK funds from NORCODE. RSAU earmarked 300,000 NOK in 2015 from NORCODE and it is renewable during 3 years.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)