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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Rosemary Waithaka, KECOBO Senior Public Communications Officer, attending to students during 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.
Ms. Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, attending to musicians during the Machakos Artists’ Festival, held 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.
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing participants during the Machawood Artists’ Festival held at the Machakos People’s Park.
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

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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Copyright Act (Amendment) Regulations 2015

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Thursday 14th May 2015

The Star, Pg: 28 -  Full Frontal Exhibition Explores Stereotypes Of Female Gender

The female form has been the subject of different stereotypes most of them harmful
than helpful. In a culture where the female body has been used as a means of expression
of diverse aspects the question of the kind of messages passed across by such portrayals
comes to mind.  It is with this background that Jesica Atieno decided to use the same subject –
the female body - to explore this paradox by interrogating the stereotypes about feminism and
the female gender roles. Her main aim was to bring to the fore the issue of feminism which according
to her as been contrived as a negative thing.

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Wednesday 13th May 2015

The Star, Pg: 33 - 4 Films To Premiere at Inaugural Kenyan Movie Night

Four Kenyan movies have been lined up for screening during the inaugural
Kenyan Movie Night. The films – “Strata”, “Boda Boda”, “My Faith” and
“Before and After” – will headline the official launch on May 28 at the
Planet Media Cinemas in Nairobi.

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Tuesday 12th May 2015

The Standard, Pg: 13 -  Job Evaluation Good For Public Service

Every worker deserves a just wage for fair and productive labour.
Teachers, doctors, nurses, police, civil service provide critical
service to the nation and the people of Kenya and should be fairly
remunerated.Historically, Kenya government has undertaken several
public sector pay reviews to address the issue of fair remuneration
in the public service. This has however been done through ad hoc
commissions and committees.

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Monday 11th May 2015

The Star, Pg: 33 - We Have Artistes Best Interests At Heart – MCSK

The newly elected chairman of the Board of Directors at the MCSK,
Benard Mukaisi, has finally come out to quell the heart. He says
that he is ready to look into the plight of Kenyan artistes by assuring
that, starting in the next distribution, artistes will earn not less than
Sh100 million in royalties from public performances. 

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Thursday 7th May 2015

The Star, Pg: 29 -All Set For 24th European Film Festival In Nairobi

A film that tell stories about children who do not age is set for screening
during this year’s 24th European Film Festival that opens at the Alliance
Francaise next Wednesday for a two-week run.

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Tuesday 5th May 2015

The Standard, Business Beat Pg: 3 -Text Messaging Offers Hope In Fight Against Sh69b Counterfeit Industry

Manufacturers have warned that despite efforts to stop the influx of counterfeit goods into the market,
the penetration of contraband product is increasing. 

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