Mr. Edward Sigei, KECOBO Chief Legal Counsel, admiring art during the 2014 Kenya Art Fair held at the Sarit Centre.
KECOBO staff at their exhibition stand during the 2014 Kenya Art Fair at the Sarit Centre.
One of the exhibition stands at the 2014 Kenya Art Fair held at the Sarit Centre.
Ms. Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, making a presentation on Copyright and Visual Arts at the 2014 Kenya Art Fair held at the Sarit Centre.
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing students at the Aga Khan Academy during the launch of the WIPO School Film competition
Mr. Edward Sigei, KECOBO Chief Legal Counsel (standing), addressing stakeholders during the Marrakesh Treaty stakeholders' meeting held at the KECOBO boardroom.
Participants of the Marrakesh Treaty stakeholders' meeting at the KECOBO boardroom.
Mr. Kinuthia wa Mwangi, the Chair of the Transitional Authority (front row - with a red and white striped tie), with other delegates at the National Stakeholders Conference On Development Of Cultural Industries & The Arts held at the Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi.
Panel of judges sharing their comments after viewing students’ film entries from the Aga Khan Academy - Nairobi submitted for the 2014 WIPO School Film competition.
Mr. Edward Sigei, KECOBO Chief Legal Counsel, addressing participants during the National Workshop On Managing Intellectual Property In The Advertising Industry held in Nairobi.
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing participants during the National Workshop On Managing Intellectual Property In The Advertising Industry held in Nairobi.
Dr. Martin Bader, BGW AG Management Advisory Group (standing), addressing participants during the National Workshop On Managing Intellectual Property In The Advertising Industry held in Nairobi.
Ms. Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel with Mr. Timothy Kaluma, a representative from the Kenyan Mission in Geneva at the 29th Session of Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)
Mr. Tom Mshindi, KECOBO Board Chairman (standing), addressing KECOBO staff during their annual staff luncheon held at the Havelis Restaurant, Capital Center, Mombasa Road.
KECOBO staff members with children from the Love First Kenya Children’s home in Karen, Nairobi.
Delegates at the Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices on Capacity Building held in Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing delegates during the Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices on Capacity Building held in Seoul, South Korea.
Left to right: Mr. Wissam El Amil, Head IP Unit, Ministry of Economy and Trade - Lebanon, Ms. Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, at the Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices on Capacity Building held in Seoul, South Korea.
Left to right: Ms. Bunyassi-Kahuria, KECOBO Senior Legal Counsel, Ms. Myriam Gatsimbanyi, Officer In-charge of IP Policy, Rwanda & Dr. Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, during a study visit at KECOBO offices
Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, (front row in grey trouser suit) with participants of the copyright and the software industry training held at the Nailab Centre.
Members of the committee preparing for the training of Artists in Machakos County discuss the plans at PRiSK offices in Nairobi
Mr. Sigei KECOBO Chief legal Counsel, addressing KECOBO Legal & Enforcement officers during the broadcasting training held at the KECOBO board room
Multichoice Kenya Ltd, staff addressing KECOBO Legal & Enforcement officers during the broadcasting training held at the KECOBO board room
Ms. Catherine Mbaisi, from NEMA, training KECOBO staff on environmental guidelines in the KECOBO board room
Ms. Catherine Mbaisi, from NEMA, training KECOBO staff on environmental guidelines in the KECOBO board room
Left to right: Mr. Robert ‘RKay Kamanzi, Chairman - Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) and Ms. Angela Ndambuki, Chief Executive Officer - (PRiSK), receive their renewed certificate as a registered Collecting Management Society from Dr. Ouma, Executive Director - Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) at the KECOBO board room.
Left to right: Mr. Ngemu, Chairman - Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), Mr. Mabele Wefwafwa, General Manager - KAMP, Dr. Marisella Ouma, Executive Director - Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO), Ms. Angela Ndambuki, Chief Executive Officer, Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) and Mr. Robert ‘RKay Kamanzi, Chairman – PRiSK, after receiving their renewed certificates as registered Collecting Management Societies at the KECOBO board room.
Ms. Christine Agimba, Deputy Solicitor General - State Law Office & Department of Justice, addressing delegates during the ARIPO National Roving Seminar on Making Better Use of IP for Competitiveness and Development in Africa held at The Stanley Hotel, Nairobi.
Mr. Fernando dos Santos, ARIPO Director General (seated second right), with KECOBO Board Directors and other invited guests during the ARIPO National Roving Seminar on Making Better Use of IP for Competitiveness and Development in Africa held at The Stanley Hotel, Nairobi.
From left to right: Panelists Mr. Linus Kaikai, Managing Editor NTV, Prof. Ben Sihanya, Copyright Legal Expert, Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, & Ms. Angela Koki, Communications Authority of Kenya, during the ARIPO National Roving Seminar on Making Better Use of IP for Competitiveness and Development in Africa held at The Stanley Hotel, Nairobi.
Ms. Rosemary Waithaka, KECOBO Senior Public Communications Officer, attending to students during the Machawood Artists’ Festival held at the Machakos People’s Park.

Copyright Act

The Kenya Copyright Board is a State Corporation that was established under Section 3 of the Copyright Act Cap 130 of the Laws of Kenya to administer and enforce copyright and related rights in Kenya.

Copyright Registration

The Kenya Copyright Board registers copyright works of musical, audio visual, literary and artistic nature.

Anti Piracy Security Device

The Anti-Piracy Security Device (APSD) is a tamper proof sticker that is applied on legitimate audio and audio-visual works (films, CDS, DVDS and VCDs).

Collective Management Organisations

These are private organisations that are established to collectively administer the rights of their members.

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Know the law: Clarifying Issues, Principles and Concepts of Copyright Law

This article seeks to clarify legal principles and concepts underpinning the copyright system and will explain the idea expression dichotomy and automatic protection under copyright law

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Monday 30th March 2015

Daily Nation, Pg: 10 Remove textbook levy, urges publishers

Spotlight Publishers Managing Director Simon Sossion has called on the government to waive levies imposed on textbooks to make them available.

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Thursday 26th March 2015

Daily Nation, Pg: 9 New rules clear way for hiring of parastatal bosses

The State Corporation Advisory Committee has handed guidelines for the appointment of State officials to the President.

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Monday 23rd March 2015

The Standard, Pg: 8 NHIF cover to expand from May, says DP

Deputy President William Ruto has said the National Hospital Insurance Fund will begin offering improved inpatient and outpatient services from May.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Daily Nation Pg: back. 60,000 Civil Servants May Go Home

The fate of more than 62,000 civil servants seconded to counties by the national government hangs in the balance after the Public Service Commission declared the hiring formula counterproductive.  The employees must wait for a decision by an inter-governmental committee to determine whether or not they will be retained. According to Public Service (PSC) this is aimed at making civil servants in the counties more efficient by making the chain of command clear.  Going forward it either you belong to the county government or the national government.
 Quarterly audits would be carried out in all ministries to ensure the human resource policy is followed.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Standard, Pg: 15. Shuga Saves Kenya At AMVC

Television soap opera, Shuga saved Kenya from a near shame show at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) ceremony on Saturday night after all other nominees lost out to a powerful lot of west Africa movies. Unlike last year when the Nairobi Half Life was the envy of all at the continental ‘Oscars’ held in Lagos Nigeria, Kenya’s performance was dismal with almost zero representation at the event.  The AMVCA is one of the biggest award shows in Africa that many view as the gauging point in the film industry.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Standard, Pg: 26. Music dealer Lynched For Alleged Theft

A music promoter was lynched by a mob on Saturday after he was caught stealing clothing materials in Awendo town. The suspect was music CDs and DVDs in the town besides being the coordinator of live music performances by various artistes in the county.

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