What is Copyright?

Copyright is an expression of idea the right to which comes into effect immediately the idea is expressed in a fixed form. The work may be literal, artistic or scientific.

Copyright gives the holder the exclusive right to control use, reproduction, publishing, distribution, performance, broadcast, communication, derivation, adaptation or commercialization of their work.

Copyright law protects against unauthorized use and provides a business framework for dealing in intellectual property.

Copyright law applies globally and is regulated by a number of international treaties and conventions, so wherever you are in the world, and however you wish to use the material, you must obtain the prior, written consent of the rights holder or their agent. In Uganda, there is a Copyright Act which regulates use of copyrighted material.

Using material without prior consent exposes you to legal action from the rights holder. A breach of copyright can lead to severe financial penalties legal liability, no matter how innocuous the use may seem. Whether you wish to reproduce content for commercial purposes or personal use the same rules apply. All Newvision website and E-Paper content is copyright, whether marked © or not and the Digital department can advise on any possible reuse.

Use of material appearing on the Newvision Site
Your use of the Newvision Site is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that, as between Newvision and you, except for user content and advertisements, Vision Group is sole owner of all content on the Newvision Site, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the Newvision Site (“Newvisioin Content”). The Newvision Site and the Newvision Content are protected by the copyright laws and international copyright treaties.

You may download and print extracts from the Newvision Content for your own personal and non-commercial use only, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print. You may not use any Newvision Content for any other purpose without our prior written approval. Except as expressly authorised by the Vision Group, you are not allowed to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on the Newvision Site.

If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these terms and conditions, please contact us at


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Urban Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author. For any questions please contact

Why we moderate your comments
The relevance of the comments to the discussion on the page.

Respect for other users on the platform

The length of the comment should be short and engages directly with the discussion.

Does the comment contain profanity, less regard for certain races, religious affiliations or intolerant to other people’s views?

If your comments have these and more that will not conform to these rules then we may have to moderate it and at extreme cases not post it all together.

Why should your comments be short
The sanity of a debate is in the length of the comments, in day to day discussions we do not give lectures, it is for this very reason that we need to keep these conversations also short.

We have stopped short of setting a word limit, but the box where you write the comment isn’t a bad guideline.

The reason we don’t set a limit is that sometimes, such as with personal stories relevant to a debate, you may need to write more.

We always endeavour to stick to this and if we don’t, you have every right to pick us up.