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.
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing students at the Aga Khan Academy during the launch of the WIPO School Film competition
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing participants during the National Workshop On Managing Intellectual Property In The Advertising Industry held in Nairobi.
Mr. Edward Sigei, KECOBO Chief Legal Counsel, addressing participants during the National Workshop On Managing Intellectual Property In The Advertising Industry held in Nairobi.
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: 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
Mr. Sigei, KECOBO Chief Legal Counsel, addressing KECOBO Legal & Enforcement officers during the broadcasting training held 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.
Mr. Tom Mshindi, KECOBO Chairman, 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, 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.
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.
Dr. Marisella Ouma KECOBO Executive Director and Mr. Fernando dos Santos, ARIPO General Director, awaiting to present an award during the 2nd Riverwood Academy Awards.
From left to right: Mr. Victor Muniafu, Machawood Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, and Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, during the Machawood Artists’ Festival held at the Machakos People’s Park.
Some of the participants that attended the Machawood Artists’ Festival held at the Machakos People’s Park.
Machakos Cultural Dancers performing during the Machakos Artists’ Festival held at the Machakos People’s Park.
Standing left to right: Ms Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, Ms. Lucian Mue (squatted in blue) with several Machakos musicians during the Machakos Artists’ Festival.
Mr. Tom Mshindi (centre), KECOBO Board Chairman, cutting a congratulatory cake during a recent full board meeting. Looking on are Mr. Joseph Kipkoech, KECOBO board member and Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director.
Delegates of the WIPO-KECOBO Regional Seminar On “Copyright and the Regulatory Framework For The Audio Visual Sector in the Digital Age”, held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi.
KECOBO staff at the WIPO-KECOBO Regional Seminar On “Copyright and the Regulatory Framework For The Audio Visual Sector in the Digital Age”, held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi
Ms. Catherine Bunyassi-Kahuria, KECOBO Senior Legal Counsel, addressing the 2015 World IP Day participants
Delegates from the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) & KECOBO Executive Director Dr. Marisella Ouma (seated middle), Ms, Rosemary Waithaka, KECOBO Senior Public Communications Officer(seated right), & Ms. Catherine Bunyassi, KECOBO Senior Legal Counsel (standing 2nd right), during a study tour at the KECOBO offices.
KECOBO staff with the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) delegates during a luncheon
KECOBO staff with the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) delegates during a luncheon.
KECOBO staff, media and WEEE Centre staff overseeing the destruction of copyright impounded materials held at the WEEE Centre.
KECOBO staff, media and WEEE Centre staff overseeing the destruction of copyright impounded materials held at the WEEE Centre.
Some of the impounded CDs and DVD being crushed at the WEEE Centre.
WEEE Centre staff dismantling an impounded PayTV decoder during the destruction.
Mr. Louis Otieno, Microsoft 4Africa - Director for Legal & Corporate Affairs, briefing the guests on the benefits of the newly launched Copyright Online Registration portal at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Mr. David Muriithi, KECOBO Board Director, addressing guests during the official handing over the Copyright Online Registration IP portal by Microsoft East Africa to KECOBO at the Nairobi Serena Hotel
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing guests during the official handing over of the Copyright Online Registration IP portal by Microsoft 4 Africa to KECOBO at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Mr. Ezekiel Mutua, KECOBO Director, and Mr. Maurice Okoth, MCSK Chief Executive Officer, listening attentively during the official handing over the Copyright Online Registration IP portal by Microsoft East Africa to KECOBO at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

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.

News and Updates

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