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Copyright Society of Botswana

Submitted by veraliah on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:56
COSBOTS, Copyright Society of Botswana
Acronym
COSBOTS
Select Activity
Provisional RRO Members
Address line 1
Unit 1, Plot 93 Gaborone International Commerce Park
Address line 2
Private Bag BO 75
Location
Gaborone, Botswana
Country
Botswana
Phone
+267 392 8055
Fax
+267 392 8131
Website
www.cosbots.com
Chief Executive Name
Lesego Selotate
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Phone
+267 391 3294
Chief Executive Email
Publish chief executive details ?
on
Title
Reprography Manager
Phone
+267 392 8055
History of the organisation
CMO commissioned in 2008 as a private company limited by guarantee. Mandate drawn from Copyright and Neighbouring rights Act CAP 68:02 of 2006
Year of incorporation
2008 but became operational in 2011
Year of first distribution
2014
Year of first collection
2014
Total number of Board Members
12
Remarks about the Board
The board has members who are mostly from the music industry and one government representative including the CEO.
How are Board Members elected
At AGM and nominated from associations
Remarks about the members
At present COSBOTS has registered and started distributing royalties for only Musicians but it is working on reproduction rights.
Staff total number
19
Remarks about staff
Staff largely populated by licensing team, followed by documentation and distribution and lastly others from supporting departments.
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
july
Types of uses licensed
All categories including essential. important and incidental users.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Parastals, Government, Broadcasters etc.
Public Lending Rights
off
Administration costs as a percentage
30% of total collections
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
no
New developments / court cases
COSBOTS continues to win cases involving infringements and non adherence especially by musical works users.
New developments / licensing
The society is working on partnering with other government institutions
Other new areas of development
Online registrations and Licensing of works.
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
0.00
Name
Letlhogonolo Makwinja
Other agreements with RROs
IFFRO