The Minister of Culture, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi has signed a communique recognising three Authors Rights Bodies. The decision grouped artists in Playwrights, Photographers and Audio-visual categories.
The three New Author Rights organs are;
- The National Order of Audio-visual Ats and Photography, SCAP category C authorisation.
- Plastic Arts and Graphics Rights Corporation, SOCADAP category D authorisation.
- The Association of Playwrights and Authors Rights, SOCILADRA category Authorisation.
The decision indicates official recognition of the bodies as competent authorities to manage the three categories of artists. The authorisation is for ten years and renewable once.
The ministers’ decision to regulate the sector was applauded by artists and audio-visual professionals in Cameroon.
The authorisation can be withdrawn in case its provisions are not respected in accordance with 30 of decree No 2015/3979/PM of 25 September 2015.