To collect license fees from users who broadcast, reproduce, distribute, rent out or communicate to the public audio visual works in Uganda. Section 44(1) of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006 states that;
“Any person who wishes to use or perform another person’s work or who causes work to be performed in public for gain shall apply to the owner or the owners’ agent for a license to do so”. 44(2) states that; “The owner or agent may grant a license and shall in respect of any grant, charge such royalties as the owner or owners’ agent may determine to be appropriate” and 44(3) states that; “A license granted under this section shall be in force for one year but may be renewed each time it expires”.
We license all users of audio visual works, whether it is for broadcast, public performance, reproduction, distribution or rental, collect license fees or royalties and distribute royalties to our members and foreign copyright owners (Member Societies).
The users we license to use audio visual works include; video libraries, video/cinema halls, Hotels, Restaurants, Gyms, Bars, Gardens, Pubs, Beaches, Clubs, Discotheques, Televisions and similar places.
To issue security devices to be affixed on all authentic audio visual works distributed for sale in Uganda. Section 19 of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Regulations 2010 states that;
“A security device shall be affixed to each and every sound recording or audio visual recording which is distributed or otherwise exposed to the public for sale, hire or rental, within Uganda, and
Section 20 of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Regulations 2010 states that;
“The security device shall be issued by the collecting societies responsible for the interests of the producers after verification that the sound recording or audio visual has been produced or published in Uganda or imported in Uganda without infringing any copyright granted under the Act”
We act as agents for our members
We are commissioned by our members to act on their behalf to carry out transactions, legal proceedings and any other activities deemed imperative for their benefit
Carry out public awareness
Pay royalties to our members
Make reciprocal arrangements with foreign management organizations
We are located at
Muganzirwaza Complex Building, Second Floor, Suite 3, Katwe Road.
Or call Tel: +256-414-670396, Mob: +256752570341
UFMI is regulated by Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Enhancing professionalism in cinematography
We train film makers in Uganda and equipping them with technical skills to promote the film industry to the international community.
We sensitize stakeholders about copyright management and enforce copyright protection to reduce on the rates of audio visual piracy in Uganda.
We advocate for audio visual legislation and implementation in partnership with other stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally.
We strengthen UFMI’S internal capacity and systems for institutional sustainability