A short guide to copyright law in Tanzania

By LexGlobe LLP

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The purpose of this guide is to help you understand the overview of copyright law in Tanzania. Copyright protection in Tanzania is governed by the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act, 1999.
This guide explains the following aspects:

- Meaning of copyright and why it is necessary to be protected
- Application of the copyright law
- Existence, ownership and infringement of copyright
- Registration of copyright
- Exploiting copyright

This guide summarizes the main features of copyright law in Tanzania. It should not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific advice before determining a course of action.

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