Cultural Domains:
UNESCO Priorities:
Funds Allocated:
US$ 92 928.00
Beneficiary countries:
Applicant:
ZIMCOPY - Reproduction Rights Organization of Zimbabwe
Start date
Apr 2014
End date
Dec 2014

About the project:

The project aims to strengthen the enforcement of copyright law in Zimbabwe through the development of a national strategy and the creation of a platform to regularly review the strategy.


ZIMCOPY, Reproduction Rights Organization of Zimbabwe, is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of the respect for copyright in Zimbabwe.

    Expected results:

    • Zimbabwe’s challenges and gaps in copyright legislation are identified.
    • Recommendations on actions to strengthen the effective protection of copyright are submitted to relevant stakeholders.
    • National Strategy on Copyright is developed and adopted.

    Results:

    • Identified the gaps in copyright legislation and listed the challenges to meet for its redesigning.
    • Submitted recommendations on actions to strengthen the effective protection of copyright to rights holders and leaders of reproduction rights organizations.
    • Developed and adopted a National Strategy on Copyright.

    Developing a National Strategy on Copyright

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    Project implementation period: 
    2014
    About the project: 

    The project aims to strengthen the enforcement of copyright law in Zimbabwe through the development of a national strategy and the creation of a platform to regularly review the strategy.


    ZIMCOPY, Reproduction Rights Organization of Zimbabwe, is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of the respect for copyright in Zimbabwe.

      Beneficiary countries: 
      Zimbabwe
      Country of applicant: 
      Zimbabwe
      UNESCO Priorities: 
      Funds allocated (in USD): 
      USD92928.00
      Sections: 
      Title of the section: 
      Expected results:
      Short Description: 
      • Zimbabwe’s challenges and gaps in copyright legislation are identified.
      • Recommendations on actions to strengthen the effective protection of copyright are submitted to relevant stakeholders.
      • National Strategy on Copyright is developed and adopted.
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      Main activities:
      Short Description: 
      • Organizing a consultative meeting for representatives of public copyright enforcement authorities, rights holders and reproduction rights organizations to consider and analyse the state of copyright enforcement in Zimbabwe.
      • Organizing a workshop for rights holders, leaders of reproduction rights organisations and major users of copyright to determine the actions needed to address copyright infringements and the effective promotion of creators’ rights.
      • Organizing a working session to draft the national strategy on copyright, based on the recommendations submitted, as well as a national conference to adopt it.
      • Establishing the national platform for the regular review of the strategy in the framework of the national conference.
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      How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?
      Short Description: 
      • Contributes to the introduction of cultural policies to promote cultural industries in Zimbabwe - both the consultative meeting and the working sessions to draft a national strategy, that gather a wide number of stakeholders, are instrumental in ensuring effective policy interventions to develop a competitive and dynamic local cultural industry.
      • Encourages dialogue and strengthens the institutional infrastructure in Zimbabwe - by identifying institutional capacity gaps and strengthening policy and decision makers’ capacities, as well as by fostering network-building among key players in the field of copyright.
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      Organization: 
      ZIMCOPY - Reproduction Rights Organization of Zimbabwe
      Family name: 
      Kephas Chilongo
      Given name: 
      Green
      Position: 
      Executive Director
      Year of application: 
      2013
      Results: 
      • Identified the gaps in copyright legislation and listed the challenges to meet for its redesigning.
      • Submitted recommendations on actions to strengthen the effective protection of copyright to rights holders and leaders of reproduction rights organizations.
      • Developed and adopted a National Strategy on Copyright.
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