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Zimbabwe

Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Regulations, 2006

 

 


(c) at the residence or place of business or employment of such person or to some responsible person residing or employed thereat.

6. Decision of the Registrar

(1)
The decision of the Registrar shall be given in writing and shall include a statement of the reasons of the Registrar in reaching a particular decision.
(2)
The Registrar shall send to every party to the proceedings a copy of his or her decision and shall cause a copy to be made available at Registrar’s office.
7. Application for entry of assignment and transmission
(1)
An application for the registration in the register of an assignment or transmission in terms of Part IV of the Act, shall be made in form CNR 2 and shall be accompanied by an application fee prescribed in the Second Schedule.
(2)
Subject to subsection (4), an application in terms of subsection (1) shall—
(a)
contain the name, trade or business and the description of the person claiming to be entitled to the copyright work, and
(b)
state whether or not the assignment is limited to—
(i)
some of the assignor’s rights, or
(ii)
a part of the term of copyright, and (in) a specified country or geographical area
(3)
An application in terms of subsection (1) shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the instrument, if any, under which the title is claimed.
(4)
Where, in the case of an application made in terms of subsection (1), the applicant does not claim under any document or instrument which can prove his or her entitlement to the copyright work, he or she shall, unless the Registrar otherwise directs furnish a statement of case with his or her application, setting forth the full particulars of facts upon which his or her claim to ownership of the work is based and showing that the work has been assigned or transmitted to him or her.
(5)
If the Registrar so requires, the statement referred to in subsection (4) shall be verified by way of an affidavit in form CNR 2.
8. Entry in register
(1)
When the Registrar is satisfied as to the title of the person claiming to be registered, he or she shall cause the person to be registered as the owner of the copyright work in respect of the relevant class and shall enter in the Register—
(a)
the name, trade or business address and description f the owner; and
(b)
particulars of the assignment or transmission; and
(c)
statement showing the limitation, if any, to the scope of the assignment; .and
(d)
the date of the publication or the date at which copyright protection begins.
(2)
Where, subject to section 14, different persons become registered separately under the same official number as subsequent owners of the rights, each of the resulting separate registration shall be deemed to be a separate registration for the purpose of the Act.

9. Notification

The Registrar shall notify in writing the assignee of the recording of the assignment in the register.

10. Substitution of an applicant

Where the Registrar is satisfied that there is good reason for substitution of an applicant in respect of a copyright work, he or she shall approve the substitution subject to such conditions as he or she thinks fit and he or she shall notify the app1icant accordingly.

11. Application for registration of a licence

(l) An application for registration of a licence in terms of section 49 of the Act shall be made in form CNR 3 and shall be accompanied by a fee prescribed in the Second Schedule.

(2)
An application in terms of subsection (1) shall—
(a)
have the name, address and nationality of the licensee, and
(b)
have full particulars of instrument, if any, under which the interest is claimed, and
(c)
be accompanied by an affidavit made by the owner, stating the particulars of the relationship between the owner and the licensee Including particulars whether the licence is a general licence or a specific one or whether it is granted for a limited period or not, or whether the licence is exclusive or non-exclusive.

12. Notification of registration of licence

The Registrar shall notify in writing of the registration of a licence to the owner and the owner shall notify other licensees whose names appear in the register in respect of the same work.

13. Licensing of reserved works of folklore

(1)
An application for the registration of a licence on reserved works of folklore shall be made in form CNR 4. (2). An application in terms of subsection (1) shall—
(a)
contain the name, address and nationality of the licensee, and
(b)
be accompanied by an instrument under which the licence is claimed; and
(c)
be accompanied by any other document that the Registrar may require.

14. Collecting societies

(1)
An application for the registration of a collecting society other than the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Collecting Society of Zimbabwe shall be male in form CNR 5 and be accompanied by a fee prescribed in the Second Schedule.
(2)
An application in terms of subsection (1) shall contain the following information —
(a)
name and business address of the society; and
(b)
information as to the legal status of the society; and
(c)
the class or classes of works that the society owns the copyright or whose copyright the society represents or intends to represent, the rapatoire the society represent in Zimbabwe; and
(d)
the memorandum and articles of association of the company, and
(e)
a schedule containing the names, addresses, nationalities and qualifications of each of the management committee members; and
(t)
a statement of financial position of the society as pre scribed in Form CNR 6; and
(g)
a declaration by the management committee of the society’s ability to ensuring the enforcement of the rights of the owners of the copyright, and
(h)
a schedule of names and addresses of copyright owners that the society has running contracts, in the dates when those contracts expire; and
(i)
the constitution of the society.
15. Restoration of the society on the register
(1)
A society which has been removed from the Register of the collecting societies may, within a period of one year from the date of removal, apply to the Registrar in form CNR 7 for its restoration on the Register and shall pay a fee as prescribed in the Second Schedule.
(2)
An application in terms of subsection (1) shall be accompanied by—
(a)
an affidavitgiving reasons for the society’s non-compliance with these regulations or the Act which resulted in its removal from the Register..
(b)
any other document the Registrar may require.

16. Fees

No document shall be considered to have been lodged unless the fees prescribed in the Second Schedule, as amended from time to time by the Minister, have been paid.

17. Designated countries

The following shall be designated countries—

(a)
any member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Copyright Works;
(b)
any member of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspect of Intellectual Property (TRIPS Agreement).

FIRST SCHEDULE (Sections 3, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14)

FORMS

PARTB APPLICATION FOR ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSMISSION

CNRFORM2 FOR OFFlCIAL USE' Section(s)-46 of Act SectioIi( s) 7 (I) of Regulations

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF SUBSEQUENT OWNER

TO: Registrar of Copyright and Neighbouring .,.,.....----------Rights HARARE APPLICANT'S/AGENTS REF: .......... .

I. IN THE MATTER OF APPLICATION FOR COPYRIGHT Registration No: .................................... . Filing date: ................. :.,................. . Title of work: ......... :.:............................ Registration date: ............................ . Category of work: ....................... , ............................................. .'............................. .

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2. . PRESENT ON RECORD (ASSIGNOR) Name: ................................................................. : .......................................................... . Address: ......... ; ...................................... ~.......................... : ................ , ..................... .

3.(a) APPLICATION

The owner(s), below-identified. hereby applies(y). for·the entry in the register of their name in respect of the above-mentioned copyright as from ............................ . being the date ofaquisition ownership.

(b) lIWe are entitled to the Copyright by virtue of-the original or a certified copy of the assignment. signed by or on behalf of

o the contracting parties
o other documents evidencing the change of o*nership (specify)
o other (specify)
  1. NEW OWNERS (ASSIGNEE) Name: ............. : ................. _......................... Nationality: .................•................... Address: .................................................................................................................. . Country of Residence of Principal place ofbusiness: ............................................... ,
  2. Signatures ................................ . Date: .................................. . Assignor(s)/Agent for assignor(s) Assignee(s)/Agent for assignee(s): ................. Date: .................................. .

Address for service (assignee): ............................................................................... .

PARTC

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF A LICENCE

CNRFORM3 .Section(s)-49 of Act Section(s) 11 of Re8ulatioos

APPLICATION FOR REGiSTRATION OF AUCEN~E . IN TERMS OF SECTION 49 OF TIm ACT

TO: RegistIlr of Copyript and Neijhbouring Rights HARARE

FOR OFFICIAL USE

Received on: ..................•..............

Licensee'siAgent ref: ....... .

1. In the matter of application for registration of a licence in terms of section 49 of tbeAct Registration No:.................................... . F'I!ing date: .................................. ~...

TItle of work: ................ , ....................... . RegiStration date: ............................ . Category of work: .................... ~............................. , ............. _ ................................ .

2. OwoerslLicensee Name: ..................................¥ .........._ ..........................................

Address: .................................................................................................................. .

.................................................................................!.........h~........................·.u l'

3. Licensee's Name: ...................................... Nationality: .................... , ............... .

Address: ................ : ................. : ........................ ; ...................................................... :

DomicileJPrincipal place ofbusiness: ..................................................................... ..

  1. APPUCATION .
  2. nrus DONEANDSIGNSDAT.................this ...............dayof:............2O'............... Address for service:......................... : ......... ..
<a> The above-identified ownenllicensor bereby join, in applicaliol'l with the lic:cnsce 110 that the liCence may be reail~in _pect ofthe obove-identiticd copyrigbt subject to the folJowiDl conditions or reslrictions.
(b) 1be~tamO(lK:aIcecodson..................dayof ......... ~......Jiswilboutlimitofperiod.
(c) The 1k:euc:O wiJllwiU not be on exclusive licence.

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AppIk:ant(s)lAgent for applli;ant(s)

PARTD

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF A LICENCE OF RESERVED

WORK,S OF FOLKLORE

CNRFORM4 FOR OFFICIAL USE Section(s)-85 ofAct Section(s) 13 of Regulations

Received on: ..............,.................. APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF . A LICENCE IN TERMS OF SECTIOJ'J 85 OF THE ACT

TO: Registrar of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights HARARE Licensee'slAgen! ref: ........

I. In the matter <if application for registration'of a licence in terins of section 85 of the Act Registration No:.......................,............. Filing date: .....................:................

"ride of work: .........................:.:............ Registration date: ...........:................. Category ofworic.: .........:............................................................................:.............

2. OwnerslI...iceasee name: .......................................:.;........................:............:............

.

Address: ..,....................................._...............:........,:.............:.................................

,'.....................................................................................:, .............................

  1. Licensee's name: .................:........:........... Nationality: ..................................... Address: ...................................................:......................... " ...................................... _. DomiciJelPrincipai place of b~siness:.......:.....:.........................................................
  2. APPLICATION

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(8)
'I1!e licensee(s), hereby applies(y} for the registration of the licence in respect of the above-identified reserved mark(s) of the folklore subject 10 the folJowil)g contition(s).
(b)
UWe are entitled 10 the reserved work of folldbre by virtue of:

o the accompanying licence. D Any other document specify.

5. .THUSOONEANDSIGNEDAT.....": ..........this ....:..........dayof.............20...:............ Address for service:............:.........................

Applicant(s)/Agent for applicant(s)

PARTE

APPLlCATION 1(OR.IlBOIS1"RAlloN OFA coU.oci1NQSocmTY OTHER 1'HANCOPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBOURING RIGIITS COllECI1NG SOCIETY

OF ZIMBABWE

.; CNRFORM5

REGJS'tRA110N No. Section 92 of the Act Section 14 ofRegulations

. RIGHTS ANI> NElGHBOURING lUOl'ITS C()LLBCTING SOCIETY OFZIMB~WIl

TO: Rqiatm of CopyrisIK ...:I NdjIIIIoai.iu& RJpa

. . ,

1; -Name of Collecting Society: .;.:...~.......:.......................................................................................

2. ~1ItIIIUS:·..~............................" ..................: ........,........:..................... ;..........,.:......................:

3. Formati~.ct.te~ ...._._............_...;.....~•......::........_..................:...........................

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4. Business 1Iddress: ...:.......,.............................................................:..;..................:........................

~...................... : ...................: .........-:••.: .....n .................._ •••••••••;,•• : .................................................

5. ClMIes of wafts oWftCd oc (a).................;... (b) .:........................... . ~tedby CoIleCt!Da Scdety (e) :.:.................. -'Cd) ...........................

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6. 1tapatoiie !he ~ft'.p~ . . (a)...........:....:.... .(b) ....:.;..:.................
~?lm~ . (e) .................;," . (d)...........................
AttachedbereIXI __ (1Jcl:rIM .iW~
Memorandum and articles Of assaciation of the company Statement of finlDCw poI!i~:of,~society ' 0 0

SchedUle of ~;~~ofc;'q)yright o~tbat the .society has runi1illc ~tllriddate$ of eJi.piij .~q, 0 _ . AIChedule cootaiDiAg oam.a, ~.~Iieaand . qualificalioll8 of ~QOOIIJIittee mailtICa·" 0 .

Declaration by Ihe~~~oflbClOciety's ability tunsure die mfuce.,.(ff the rights of the' owners of.copyright 0

ConItitutionof the aodetY 0

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DIted this ..........,.;.......;...,.~...day of ........,..~.....................20...................

. AppIiclDtlAPntfot 8pplicant AddreSs for servicc:..:u.......'.........;....................................................................................... .. ..........:. ...................-...........:....................~ ..:~~ .:~ ....._...........................:.'.....

PARTF FINANCIAL STA~OF A COLLEC'l1NG SOCIETY

CNR FORM 6

REGISTRATION /'io. Section .................. of the Act Section 14(3) of Regulations

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D~'J1:! STAMP

, FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF A colLECtING SOCIE1'Y

TO: Registrar of Copyright and NejpbouriDg Rights

  1. Name of Collecting SOciety: ..................................:................................ : .................................. ,
  2. Business address: ....................................................................................... : .............................. ..

............................................................................................_ ......a.••u ............................................

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'(.)..... ,............... (b) ......................... ..

3. Classcs of,works owned or

'

IqIfCSCIltM by Collecting SOciety (c) .................... (d) .......................... :

4. Rapatoire !be Society represents (a)...................... (b) .................. ,.: ... ;., (Rapatoire?) in Zimbabwe

(d)...~ ...................... .

S. Fmancial StatilJDentof!be Collecting Society for !be year end: .................. ' ..........:._.h..:..................................................

Attached hereto'are: ('lick'MlIPProPI'iau)

*Audited f'inaftcial statements for the Conecting SocktY 0

A Schedule containing names. ~nationalities -.lqllllific:ati.ons of management committee members 0

Schedule of names and addresses ofcopyright owners tbat the Society has running contracts and dates of expiry fbeIeb 0 '

** Memorandum aDd articles of ~of the compiny ad or 'constitution of the Collecting Society

Dated this .............................. day of .................................20 ....... N

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...._............_.....................-.......

~_Ap\Dtfonpplicant

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Address for service: ............................................................... ; ............................................ .

....................,....................................................,........ .............................

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* Financial statements should include. lifter alia. stA1ement of movements in fiduciary JwKls.'ballance sheet. ........t of bIilome. nocea I11III audit report.

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, **Codge if th~are any amendmalls to original doctunemiL

.pARTG

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF A COlLECTING SOCIE1Y

CNR FORM 7 REGISTRATION NO.
. Section.............'.,.•.ofthe Act
Section ·IS.ofRegulations
DATE STAMP

APPLICATION FOR RBSTORATION 0JI11IE REGISTER FOR A COlLECTING SOCIE1Y

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TO: Registrar ofCopyriabt aod NeiPIJoutiaI R.i.

t. NIiue ofCoIlectiq Society: ..............................................'...............,........................................

2. Legal8IalUI: ......,...................................................................................~..........:..........................

3. Bum-~....:.......................,...........................................:.............:................................

(b) ....................,...... ~'byCoIJccIjn. Society (c) ........,:........... (d) ...........................

4. ct.iaei ofWOlb oWDCd or (.i.....................

S. Dale of rcmovalliom resilllCr ..:.............................................:...................................................

o

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Other documeats (pIeaIe apccify): ............................................;......................... 0

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o.kcI this ..............................day of ................................:20...................

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Applicant!Agent for applicant AddIess for lIel'Vice:......._ ..............................;.....:..........................................................

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............. ............. ........"u._...................................................................

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SECOND SCHEDULE (Section 16)

Title

Application for registration of a subsequent owner Application f registration of a licence in terms of section 49 o f the Act Application for registration of a licence in terms of

section 85 of the Act Application for registration of a Collecting Society Return on Financial Statement of a Collecting Society Application for restoration of a Collection Society FEES

US ZW

$$ 200 5 000 000

200 5 000 000

200 5 000 000 200 7 500 000

200 2 500 000 200 7 500 000

 

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