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Copyright Society of Tanzania-COSOTA

Ease of Access

Members of the Society shall declare their works to the Society for collective copyright protection and registration. Such declaration of works shall be free of charge subject to payment of annual subscription fees.


  • Two copies of compact disk (CD), VCD, DVD, CASSETTE, VIDEOTAPE, BOOK, PICTURE, SCRIPT, MANUSCRIPT, LYRICS, FILM, DRAMA, COMEDY etc. of each work to be copyrighted.
  • Two (2) passport size photographs of the applicant
  • A copy of ID card, Passport, National Identity card, Birth certificate of the applicant.
  • A copy of ID card, Passport, National Identity card, Birth certificate for next of kin.
  • Names of group members and representatives, if it is a group or band or choir.
  • Copy of an agreement or contract with other right holders regarding their contribution or ownership of the work's creativity.
  • For the creator of any copyright idea under the group or company must show the relation in a written form between the declaration and the group/company.


  • Download and fill in properly application form from COSOTA.
  • Attach all necessary documents.
  • Attach a copy of your actual work you intend to register.
  • Submit your application form to COSOTA office. 
Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 24-11-2015
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