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Thursday, 18 November 2010

... but he doesn't want to give up his day job

Some Presidents take the rap;
others give it
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has been working hard to boost his popularity by releasing a recording of a rap, which you can watch on YouTube here.  There are some copyright issues afoot, since the song is said to be "a folk song that is apparently whose copyright is being registered", though it is not clear "whether it offends the de minimis test under Uganda's Copyright Law".

The work is said to have been mixed or put together by a local DJ without the President's knowledge. So far though, the song is raking in political gold as the campaign for the country's 2011 elections heat up ...

This blog welcomes further information concerning the President's rap.  nb Uganda is not one of the ACTA states.

Thanks, Paul Asiimwe (SIPI Law Associates), for this information.

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