Tag: KECOBO

Safaricom Okoa Jahazi

Court Decides; Safaricom Did Not Steal the Okoa Jahazi Idea

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This past week Justice Mary Kasango delivered a  Copyright Infringement decision on a case regarding Safaricom’s Okoa Jahazi product. The case is Christopher N. Omare and Michael...
IP Bill 2020

Intellectual Property Bill 2020 Proposes to Abolish KIPI, KECOBO and Anti-counterfeit Authority

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There is a new proposed bill in place, named The Intellectual Property Bill, 2020. The piece is based on a suggestion made by the...
Uhuru Kenyatta

Skiza and Viusasa Not Banned as President Kenyatta Announced New Royalties Distribution Scheme

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Safaricom introduced Skiza tunes many years ago. The product allowed musicians, among other content creators to make money from call back playbacks. Skiza is...
CA Kenya

Kenya Copyrights Board and CA Compel Broadcasters to Acquire Content Licenses Before Distribution

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Broadcast service providers and telecoms content service providers have until November 29 to adhere to all copyright obligations as stipulated in their license conditions...
Uhuru Kenyatta

President Kenyatta Signs Copyright Amendment Bill 2017 into Law

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into the law the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2017. The draft of the bill was developed sometime in 2016 and...

KECOBO & Microsoft to run Month-Long Amnesty targeting Non-Genuine Software Users

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In a bid to enforce the use of genuine software in the country, the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) formed a partnership with Microsoft Kenya...
Intellectual Property

IP Hub Portal Set Up To Register Kenya’s Intellectual Property

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The Kenya Copyright board has partnered with Microsoft4Afrika to develop an online portal, IP Hub, that will allow creators of intellectual property ranging from ...

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