Implications of Copyright Protection to Distance education in Tanzania: An Appraisal of the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act,1999

Samzugi, A.S. and Shaaban, Benhajj (2001) Implications of Copyright Protection to Distance education in Tanzania: An Appraisal of the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act,1999. HURIA: Journal of the Open University of Tanzania, 3 (2). pp. 99-132. ISSN 0856-6739

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Abstract

This paper examines the implications of copyright protection to distance education in Tanzania. The significance of copyright to distance education is exposed and the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 1999 is examined and appraised as to the extent to which it permits distance education use of copyrighted materials without obtaining the copyright owner's permission. The paper argues that statutory exemptions under the Act are neither elaborate nor specifically set for education and in particular distance education news of copyrighted materials, hence uncertainties as to the extent to which the exemptions may be applied for distance education purposes. The paper suggests that there is a need to ameliorate the Act with a view to facilitating and promoting distance education whilst maintaining an appropriate balance between the rights of both copyright owners and users. A deliberate emphasis needs also be placed in arousing copyright awareness among distance educators.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Azizi Kagugu
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 12:26
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 12:26
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/402

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