Rwandan Society of Authors (RSAU)
To collect and distribute the royalties for rights holders
To act as the custodian of creative products
To distributes such products to clients
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.
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
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.