Namibia for the second time will be serving on the regional copyright boards.
Nascam CEO John Max has just been appointed to serve on the Confederation of International Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) African regional board, for two years. This is the second time Nascam CEO has been appointed on the Africa regional body that governs all copyright management societies. John Max was appointed on this board in 2014 and he served until July 2016 during the CISAC annual general assembly that was held in Namibia. This year the CISAC annual general meeting was held on 15 to 17 July in Tunis.
CISAC is the body that governs all copyright collective management throughout the world. Every continental region has a board of directors that represent the region in all matters related to copyright.
The current CISAC African regional board of directors are:
- ONDA (Algeria)
- BBDA ( Burkina Faso)
- CMC ( Cameroon)
- BMDA ( Madagascar)
- NASCAM (Namibia)
- OTDAV (Tunisia)
- SAMRO ( South Africa)
- UPRS (Uganda)
One of the main agenda that the newly elected board of directors will be to review the Sydney Resolution of 1987 at a conference slated for October in Johannesburg. The members that attended the meeting have signed the Reciprocal Representatives Agreement as per the Berne convention article on the protection of artistic and creative works, that enforced through CISAC and WIPO into all nationalists laws for the economic benefits for the artists worldwide.