What is copyright law in Kenya?

10/21/2020 Off By admin

What is copyright law in Kenya?

Copyright Act, 2001 The Copyright Act makes provision for copyright in literary, musical, artistic, audio-visual works, sound recordings, and broadcasts. The Kenya Copyright Board (“KECOBO”) is established under section 3 of the Act and is responsible for copyright administration and enforcement.

What is copyright as per copyright act?

Copyright refers to a bundle of exclusive rights vested in the owner of copyright by virtue of Section 14 of the Act. These rights include the right of adaptation, right of reproduction, right of publication, right to make translations, communication to public etc.

What is the Copyright Act and what does it cover?

Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.

How long does copyright last in Kenya?

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Type of Work Date of Expiration of Copyright
1. Literary, musical or artistic work other than photographs Fifty years after the end of the year in which the author dies
2. Audio-visual works and photographs Fifty years in which the work was first made lawfully accessible to the public

What are the main provisions of copyright?

Those rights are:

  • right to reproduce.
  • right to make derivative works.
  • right to distribute copies of a work.
  • right to perform a work publicly.
  • right to display a work publicly.
  • for sound recordings, the right to perform the work by digital audio transmission.

Who is entitled to protection of copyright?

1. Copyright right is provided to the author of the work. Author has the right to distribute, right to Copyright, to translate and right to adaptation of such work. Copyleft is like a license or an agreement for a user using the copyleft work, specifically for software.

What is the punishment for copyright?

As a criminal offense, copyright infringement is punishable by imprisonment ranging from one (1) year to nine (9) years and a fine ranging from Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) to One Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P1,500,000.00) depending on the value of the infringing materials, damage to the copyright owner …

How much does it cost to register a copyright in Kenya?

NOTE: Copyright registration costs 1000 Kenya Shillings per work. However, there is currently a waiver of these fees to encourage registration.