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The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) has today impounded equipment used by a local Pay TV Company to illegally redistribute content which it does not hold rights, on its cable television platform.

This illegal re-broadcasting piracy was brought to the attention of KECOBO officers who mounted a raid at the Company's Control Room in Mombasa. They confiscated equipment that was suspected for being used for the illegal rebroadcast of the content without proper authorization.

Despite a number of previous cease and desist letters being written to the Pay TV Company by the authorized broadcasting organization and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the pay TV firm has continued to unlawfully redistribute, the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches to its subscribers, initially in Nairobi and until today, in Mombasa.

The popular IPL 2013 cricket is currently taking place in India between 3rd April and 26 May 2013.

KECOBO would like to notify the public that the Pay TVs rebroadcast of the IPL in Kenya is unlawful and infringes the BCCI's rights and the rights of the BCCI's official broadcasters and authorized licensees.

The Copyright Act Cap 130 of the Laws of Kenya protects the broadcasting organizations against unlawful broadcast and rebroadcasts.