Date(s) - November 15, 2020 - November 17, 2020
The Copyright Institute held a Performing Arts workshop with their theme being “Reclaiming the Artists’ Rights and freedom to exercise their profession.”
The workshop provided an avenue for members of the Creative Arts to learn about the different laws that directly affect the industry, have discussions about injustices that are being imposed on to the industry and the challenges that are being faced.
The objective of the conference was to raise the consciousness and awareness of artists towards the need to free up the space within which they operate, build unity among artists so that they can have a unanimous voice when it comes to fronting issues that affect them and lastly to create meaningful and continuous engagement about the issues and laws that are contrary to artists’ rights and freedom to express their profession between the members of the creative industry and the responsible stakeholders.
The workshop offered an array of seasoned experts in the copyright sector like Dr. Anthony C.K Kakooza, partner at Benkya, Kihika & Co. Advocates where he heads the Intellectual property docket, Sarah Bireete, an advocate of the High Court and E.D of Center for Constitutional Governance, Sylver Kyagulanyi an advocate of the High court of Uganda and E.D Copyright Institute of Uganda among others.