Our Functions

The major functions of the Board are:

  1. Direct, coordinate and oversee the implementation of the laws and international treaties and conventions to which Kenya is a party to and which relate to copyright and other rights recognized by the Act and ensure the observance thereof.
  2. License and supervise the activities of Collective Management Organisations as provided for under the Act.
  3. Device and implement training programmes on copyright and related rights.
  4. Constant review of the copyright and related rights law.
  5. Enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to copyright and related rights.
  6. Maintain an effective databank on authors and their works; administer all matters of copyright and related rights in Kenya as provided for under this Act; and deal with Ancillary matters connected with its functions under the Act.
  7. Ensure the protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.