Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS)


Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS) is a society that was formed in 1985 by authors (mainly musicians) to advance the cause of copyright administration in Uganda. It is registered with the Registrar of Companies as a Company Limited by Guarantee having no share Capital, in other words it belongs to all of its members.
UPRS is recognized by the Government as a Collecting Society and is a Member of the Confederation of International Societies of Authors and Composers ( CISAC ).

In 2004 WIPO donated a Workstation to Uganda and the Government presented it to UPRS so that they may manage their members' copyright issues effectively and in conformity with the international standards. Meanwhile UPRS has entered into Reciprocal Agreements with other Societies Worldwide under the auspices of CISAC.

UPRS protects foreign and local works falling within their repertoire in Uganda while other Societies protect UPRS members' works in their respective Countries.
However by not being a member of UPRS you may be losing millions in royalties collected from various users around the world but which royalties cannot be remitted to you since you are not a member of the World Family of Authors and Composers !

UGKampala, Uganda
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