Rwanda's Intellectual Property Laws Flawed?

The recent court victory for celebrated songbird Cecile Kayirebwa over copyright infringement has reportedly opened a new relationship era between musicians and broadcasters.

Photo: New Times

A cartoon depicting the Commercial High Court ruling in a case involving traditional music artiste Cécile Kayirebwa, and six radio stations accused of playing her songs illegally.

  • Rwanda:   Time to Enforce Intellectual Property Laws

    New Times, 18 February 2013

    The recent partial victory by Rwanda's celebrated songbird, Cecile Kayirebwa, in her legal suit against several local radio stations for infringing on her copyrights, is a legal… Read more »

  • Rwanda:   Copyright Suit Pits Artist Against Media

    Focus, 3 December 2012

    If you are a radio listener, then you may be familiar with some jingoes that boast of having in stock the best of the latest music on the market. Read more »

  • Rwanda:   Artist Sues Body Over Copyright

    EA Business, 3 December 2012

    A Rwandan female musician has dragged the country's Bureau of Information and Broadcasting commonly known as ORINFOR to the High Commercial Court over allegedly repeatedly playing… Read more »

  • Rwanda:   Music Piracy, the Way Forward

    New Times, 6 May 2012

    A few weeks ago, the media was ablaze with the news of Cecile Kayirebwa ordering all radio stations and the National TV to stop playing her songs on their respective… Read more »

  • Rwanda:   Kayirebwa Thrills Huye Music Fans

    New Times, 13 February 2012

    Last Saturday night, hundreds of traditional music fans thronged the National University of Rwanda (NUR) auditorium for an extraordinary concert as those in attendance were… Read more »