Copyright Act 2016, Section 102(1): Blank Media Levy

Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA)
Décrivez les principales caractéristiques de la politique/mesure: 

The Blank Media Levy, also known as Private Copy Levy, on blank media storage device that are primarily used to copy or reproduce copyright works. Introduction of the Levy is a government-mandated scheme in which a special levy is charged on all recordable media as compensation to the rights holders for the loss of income as a result of making copies of copyright works such as music, drama and films where no authorization has been obtained from the owner of the work. It is also one way of curbing piracy

The obligation to pay levy is imposed on the manufacturers and importers of recording equipment or recording materials and copying machines.

Quels sont les résultats atteints jusqu’à présent grâce à la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure ?: 

Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) introduced the initiative on 15th April, 2019 and is already partnering with the Malawi Revenue Authority that is collecting the levy on behalf of COSOMA. So far over 1,200,00.00 USD has been collected.

Partenaires engagés dans la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure : 
Nom du partenaireType d'entité
Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA)
Secteur public
La mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure a-t-elle été évaluée ?: 
Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels