UFMI represents audio visual rights owners – Authors, Performers and Producers in Uganda. Section 31 of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006 states that; “If a sound recording or audio visual fixation published for commercial advertisement purposes, or a reproduction of that sound advertisement recording or audio visual fixation is used directly or indirectly for broadcasting or other communication to the public, or is publically performed, unless otherwise agreed, a single equitable remuneration for the performer or performers and the producer of the sound recording or audio visual fixation shall be paid by the user to the producer”
Given the fact that it is practically impossible for the Authors, Performers and Producers to collect royalties from all users of their audio visual works (putting into consideration the fact that it is costly both financially and in terms of time), individual rights owners are advised to join UFMI and mandate us to collect royalties on your behalf as it reduces on the cost and time of collection of royalties.
How to Join UFMI
To become a member, you have to fill in the form. Forms can be accessed from our offices located at Sapoba Building, Suite 3, Katwe Road, or you can register on our website.
The following are the requirements of UFMI membership.
Must be Audio Visual Author, Performer or Producer.
Membership fee 20,000/=
Two passport photographs.
Fill in the membership form, Deed of Assignment and work declaration forms.
Copy of National Identity card
Provide three hard Copies of your audio visual work(s)