IS BITCOIN UNDER THE REGULATORY PURVIEW OF BANK OF UGANDA
Bank of Uganda, on Tuesday February 14th, 2017, issued a press release that was circulated in the media, warning the General public about “One coin Digital Money’ operations in Uganda....
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Information Is The New Oil
While Privacy/data protection is not always directly mentioned as a separate right in constitutions, nearly all States recognize its value as a matter of constitutional significance. Although this right is...
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IMAGE RIGHTS & THEIR IMPORTANCE IN UGANDA’S LEGAL FRAMEWORK
In order to understand what image rights are, it’s probably best to understand where they fit into the wider music, cultural arts & sports industries. We have already seen how...
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Fighting Facebook, the French way
Almost everyone with a phone has a Facebook account. By April 2016, Facebook had over 1 billion active users; all of whom have a legally binding contract with Facebook. This...
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Electioneering and Extremism in the Digital Age
The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), under the OpenNet Africa initiative, will from 28 – 29 September 2015, host the Forum on Internet Freedoms in...
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E-Commerce and Consumer Rights: Applicability of Consumer Protection Laws In Online Transactions In Uganda
Uganda in the recent years has been experiencing an exponential boom in e- commerce. New e-commerce websites have sprung up almost over night and proliferated the market. This increase, facilitated...
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Defamation in the Age of the Internet
The Internet represents a communications revolution. It makes instantaneous global communication available cheaply to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection ... the Internet is also potentially a medium...
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Cybersquatting, domain names and their place in eCommerce and Uganda’s Intellectual property realm
Trademark registration in Uganda, is governed by the Trademarks Act 2010 and accompanying regulations. The Act, does not expressly provide for registration of a Trademark for a domain name. Under...
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Can UCC lawfully Monitor your phone?
"The right to be let alone is a part of the right to enjoy life. The right to enjoy life is in its turn, a part of the fundamental right...
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Trade Secrets and their importance to Intellectual property and Tech innovation
Uganda, like the rest of the world, is undergoing a technology revolution. With each passing day, Ugandan’s innovate and think of new and simpler ways of doing things. Laws, like...
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