Copyright laws generally provide not only the right to exclude others from using the copyrighted work, but also the right to authorize others to make such uses such as through licensing.
Licensing is granting permission to business institutions that play music to the general public during the course of business.
The main objective of Licensing
The objective of licensing is to collect copyright royalties from every business institution that exploits/plays music to the general public in the course of their business. The money is then distributed to the owners of the music i.e.
composers, authors, and music publishers.
Categories of Licensing according to ZAMCOPS tariffs
- Broadcasting institutions
- Shops, Shopping Malls
- Hotels/lodges and resorts