Hologram to be affixed on all Audio and Video products sold in Zambia.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services is in the process of implementing a Hologram to be affixed on Audio and Video products sold in Zambia in accordance with the amended Copyright and Performance Rights Act No. 25 of 2010. A hologram is a two or three dimensional sticker with covert and overt security features that is affixed on products.
The Registrar of Copyright shall cause a hologram to be affixed on Audio and Video products at the point of production. The amended Copyright and Performance Rights Act No. 25 of 2012 requires all Audio and Video products to be affixed with a hologram before they enter the channels of commerce.
A Phonogram producer applies to the Registrar of Copyright for accreditation. Once the Registrar is satisfied that the applicant is a genuine audiovisual publisher, he approves the application and issues the applicant with an Accreditation Certificate which allows the applicant to buy holograms. The accreditation certificate is valid for 12 months and subject to renewal upon satisfying the requirements. Holograms are sold at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services upon payment and presentation of a valid Accreditation Certificate.