Cosoma trains writers on their economic and moral rights

Benjamin

Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) has trained poets and writers on the need to know their economic and moral rights.

Malawi Writers Union, Poetry Association of Malawi and Malawi Union of Academic were among those who were sensitized in Blantyre.

Wrighton Benjamin, Documentation Officer, responsible for membership services and management of the documentation section said: "Authors need to know their rights, they have economic and moral rights. 

"We want them to know their rights and how they can benefit from Cosoma.

"We have noticed that there is a gap, it is important for them to know they can benefit as creators."

Benjamin said they have noted among others, there is a problem of knowledge in terms of formalities on how they can register to become members,

"We have a large membership in the category of musicians but its not only musicians who should be benefiting, we also targeting to empower other literally works."

The Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) was established in 1992 under section 41 of the Malawi Copyright Act of 1989 with a core mandate to promote and protect creativity