Deputy Solicitor General Christine Agimba and KECOBO’s Executive Director Edward Sigei admire the new logo after its launch.
Ms June Gachui, a lawyer and a musician, stands on stage next to KECOBO’s new logo after its launch during the World Intellectual Property Day celebrations at Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi. She was the master of ceremony during the event.
Delegates from African countries pose for a photo with World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Deputy Director General for Copyright Ms Sylvie Forbin during the regional conference on Copyright for Heads of Copyright Offices in Africa organised by WIPO and Kenya Copyright Board in June at Boma Hotel, Nairobi.
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Arts, Sports and Culture Ambassador Amina Mohamed (second right) and KECOBO Executive Director Edward Sigei (right)being interviewed by Media after attending theRegional Meeting on Exceptions and Limitations at the Boma Hotel, Nairobi organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and KECOBO.
Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Arts, Sports and Culture Ambassador Amina Mohamed chats with KECOBO Executive Director Mr. Edward Sigei during the Regional Meeting on Exceptions and Limitations at the Boma Hotel, Nairobi
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Arts, Sports and Culture Ambassador Amina Mohamed displays a portrait gifted to her by Kenya Copyright Board after attending theRegional Meeting on Exceptions and Limitations at the Boma Hotel, Nairobi
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Arts, Sports and Culture Ambassador Amina Mohamed (centre)receives a gift from Kenya Copyright Board Executive Director Edward Sigei (right) after attending the Regional Meeting on Exceptions and Limitationsat the Boma Hotel, Nairobi.
Honourable Attorney General, Mr. Paul Kihara Kariuki with World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Deputy Director General for Copyright Ms Sylvie Forbin during the regional meeting for African Heads of Copyright Offices at the Boma Hotel, Nairobi organised by WIPO and KECOBO.
Kenya Copyright Board Executive Director Mr Edward Sigei giving his remarks during the regional meeting for African Heads of Copyright Offices at the Boma Hotel, Nairobi.
WIPO Deputy Director General Ms. Sylvie Forbin giving her opening remarks during the Regional conference for Heads of Copyright Offices in Africa at the Boma Hotel.
Honorable Attorney General Mr. Paul Kihara Kariuki,who was the chief guest, officially opens the Regional Conference for Heads of Copyright Offices in Africa at Boma Hotel, Nairobi.
The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) Directors led by the chair Mutuma Mathiu during their first Board meeting held at KECOBO offices to chart a new trajectory for the Board's operations.
Group photo of the KECOBO Board of Directors and senior management team at the Sawela Lodge, Naivasha during a Board retreat.
KECOBO Board members pose for a group photo at Sawela Lodge in Naivasha during a Board retreat.
KECOBO Executive Director Mr Edward Sigei gestures as he makes a presentation during Board of Directors and Senior management team retreat at Sawela Lodge, Naivasha.
KECOBO Board of Directors and senior management team during a retreat at Sawela Lodge, Naivasha.

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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Digital Issuance of Licenses by Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) launched

The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) wishes to notify users of music and dramatic works in public business premises and the public at large of the unveiling of a digital system of issuance of licenses by the three CMOs licensed by KECOBO to collect royalties.

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KECOBO to Forward Final Report of Forensic Audit on the Operations of The Three Collective Managment Organisations to Law Enforcement Agencies for Fraud Investigation

The Board of Directors of the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) met on Monday to review the final report of the three-year forensic audit on the operations of Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP). The Board noted that the responses received from the three CMOs were not sufficient to change the findings of the earlier Draft Forensic Report.

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KECOBO - NTSA Press Statement

Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) have today signed an MOU that will boost musicians’ royalties.

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REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED REVIEW OF KECOBO SERVICE CHARGES AND BLANK TAPE MEDIA

The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) is in the process of reviewing its service charges and Blank Tape Media fees as provided for under the various provisions of the Copyright Act, 2001.

 

The Board is, therefore, seeking comments from members of the public on the proposed review of the charges payable for KECOBO services and the Blank Tape Media Levy. The charges under review include copyright registration fee for Individual and Corporates, registration fee for software and fee for renewal of CMO licenses among others.

 

To view the proposed KECOBO service charges click on this link; service charges and blank tape media

 

The comments should be sent to the Executive Director through:

 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   OR

 

The Executive Director

 

Kenya Copyright Board

 

NHIF Building, Ragati Road

 

P.O. Box 34670-00100

 

NAIROBI

 

You can also hand deliver them to our offices on the 5th Floor NHIF Building, Ragati Road

 

The comments should reach us not later than 12th June 2020.

 

 

 

Issued by:

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

KENYA COPYRIGHT BOARD

 

 

 

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Collective Management Organisations - Audiovisual

Are you a filmmaker or are you in the audio visual sector? Do you think the sector needs a Collective Management Organization (CMO)? Kenya Copyright Board jointly with Kenya Film Commission are undertaking a survey to establish whether the sector deserves to have a CMO. Follow this link to participate in the survey:

Click here

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BILL, 2020

The taskforce on parastatal reforms had proposed the merger of three intellectual property agencies namely Kenya Copyright Board(KECOBO), Anti-counterfeit Authority(ACA) and Kenya Industrial Property Institute(KIPI) into one Government Owned Entity. Towards this end, an intellectual property bill, 2020 has been drafted. The bill is accessible by clicking at the link; THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BILL, 2020

This is therefore an invitation to KECOBO Stakeholders for feedback/input on the Intellectual property bill, 2020. The feedback/input should be channeled via the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 23rd April 2020.

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COPYRIGHT NEWS ISSUE 36->CLICK IMAGE TO ACCESS

Copyright news Issue 36