COSBOTS Clashes With Artists Over Royalties

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Some local artists have pointed a finger at Copyright Society of Botswana (COSBOTS) for alleged mismanagement of royalty funds collected from radio stations and events.

Showtime has learnt that the organisation mandated to protect artists from exploitation used the royalty funds to cover administration costs without any consultation with the rightful owners of the funds.

Initially, COSBOTS collected royalties on behalf of artists from a variety of copyrighted content users and got 30% of the funds to cover operational costs.

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