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International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Rethinking the nomenclature surrounding the collection and management of royalties under the Cameroonian copyright law: the quest for questioning the various challenges besetting its effectiveness


Author(s): Asoh Genevieve Eziengwo

Abstract: This paper seeks to analysis the mechanisms and collection of royalties under the Cameroonian copyrights law and the challenges besetting its effectiveness. The paper posits that, royalties are often expressed as a percentage of the revenues obtained after using another’s property which could be negotiated to meet the specific needs of an arrangement. In this light, the proper management of royalties collected from users consequential upon the exploitation of works protected is of utmost importance. In this light, section 75 of the 2000 Cameroonian copyright law provides that, owners of copyright or neighboring rights may, for purposes of exercising their rights, set up collective management societies. It is established in this paper that, five categories of collective management bodies has been set up in Cameroon as per the genre to ensure effective management of royalties. These bodies include: SOCILADRA, SONACAM, SCAAP, SOCADAP and SCDV. However, challenges beset these bodies to effectively collect and manage royalties.

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Asoh Genevieve Eziengwo. Rethinking the nomenclature surrounding the collection and management of royalties under the Cameroonian copyright law: the quest for questioning the various challenges besetting its effectiveness. Int J Civ Law Legal Res 2022;2(2):01-07.
International Journal of Civil Law and Legal Research