A legal analysis of the cyber revolution and copyright infringement in Uganda.

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Kampala International University, School of Law
This study is an exploratory design canied out in Uganda which sought to; analyze effectiveness of the law goveming copyright in protecting authors of a pmiicular work; looking at the effect of the cyber revolution in leading to the abuse of this effmi and establishing the circumstances that lead to the abuse of copyrights; to examine the legal challenges experienced in addressing copyright infringement; to suggest ways to counter the weaknesses a11d excesses in addressing copyright infringement. The study relied in qualitative methods of data collection and analysis to generate data. The findings reflect that much as the Copyright and Neighbming Rights Act, Act No. 19, 2006, TRIPS, WJPO have been instrumental in covering the rights of authors at all levels, they still leave a lot to be desired, with intemet users exploiting the gap of availability of a wide cyber space to violate and infringe upon the rights of authors, moreover with a failure to compensate them. The intention of which Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act, Act No. 19,2006, TRIPS, WIPO were formed was to address a11d outline obligations of both authors a11d end users of an authors product. The law has minimized copylight infringement but is still with gaps which can be addressed to extend to cyber space and save authors from infringement of their copyright. The study recommended that; enactment of a law to regulate circulation of CDs and CD buming software, use of authentication generative codes or keys, trial versions, technical measures
A dissertation submitted to the faculty of law in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the ward of a Bachelors degree of laws of Kampala International University.
Cyber revolution, Copyright infringement, Uganda