Posts tagged ‘Kenya Copyright Board’
The copying of designs in the craft and design sector is nothing new. In fact, the habit has become so deeply entrenched that many designers have resigned themselves to this fate- sooner rather than later.
Internationally, we witnessed the kiondo and kikoy being ‘stolen’. What could we have done differently? What CAN we do differently to protect our cultural heritage, our designs, our intellectual property?
One of the most powerful yet least understood option is copyright.
The Kenya Copyright Board [KECOBO] is the government body charged with ensuring that the rightful owner of a design enjoys the accruing benefits.
This June 12, 2-5pm, Craft Afrika and KECOBO team up to bring you an insightful discussion on copyright – what it means, what it applies to, how much it costs, other people’s copyright and how to manage it.
It will be an eye-opening, empowering discussion. You want to be there.
Entrance is free, though registration is a requirement.
Register now through this Eventbrite Link
The Kenya Copyright Board is a state corporation established to regulate the affairs in the copyright industry. Its core mandate is to administer and enforce copyright and related rights in Kenya.
Date: Wednesday 13th November 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 11am- 4pm
Date: May 18, 2013
Venue: NaiLab, Bishop Magua Building 4th Floor
Location: opposite Uchumi Ngong Road
Entry: Kshs 500 (inclusive of reading material)
The all day workshop will be facilitated at NaiLab (Bishop Magua Bldg) by IP Checkin, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
- CiPIT and Kenya Copyright Board
This workshop will cover more than Copyright, Infringement, Protecting your IP, Agreements, Rights and the different ways you can make a living off your Intellectual Property.
with the proud support of Creatives Garage, BAKE, POWO, Craft Afrika, PAWA254 and Arterial Network.
For more information visit Kenya Copyright Board Facebook page
On 8th Of December 2012 The Kenya Copyright Board, Maisha Yetu (Kenya) and PAYT & Dextraw Studio (South Africa) will organize a training for artists in the audio visual category at the Sarakasi Dome. The event kicks off from 11am to 2pm. Kenya’s renown Hiphop artist Mwafrika will be the main artist presenting at the Haki za msanii workshop. Mwafrika will be presenting on his experience as a TV producer exhibiting productions never seen on TV before. Mwafrika currently a presenter on the TV show Raiyaa will engage the audience on TV production and why he uses comedy to pass social messages.
If you are an artist or art lover and would like to interact with peers from East and Southern Africa this is a forum where you could build your networks and learn more about Intellectual propertly laws. You will also engage with legal representatives from the Kenya Copyright Board.
For more information, visit Maisha Yetu’s website.
Join in on the discussion at the Kwani? Stand at the International Book Fair
Date: September 28, 2012
Venue: Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands
Following discussions at iHub in late August and the Storymoja Hay Festival in mid-September, Kwani Trust will hold an event on Friday 28th September, 2012 from 10 – 11am at the 15th Nairobi International Book Fair at Sarit Centre, Nairobi.
Panelists will discuss issues of research and knowledge in the online and digital use of creative content, and how national communications policy and legal frameworks are evolving because of the advent of digital and mobile platforms.
1. Jimmy Gitonga, Kwani Trust (@kwanitrust): Presenting Findings From Kwani Trust’s Digital Pilot
2. Kaburo Kobia, Kenya ICT Board (@kenyaictboard): National Policy and Legal Frameworks In New Digital Communications
3. Will Clurman, eKitabu (@ekitabu): Private Spaces, National Frameworks
4. Marisella Ouma, Kenya Copyright Board (@kenyacopyright): What The Law Says Re: Content And Online Technologies (TBC)
Full information available here: http://www.kwani.org/event/kwani-out-about/111/telling_stories_in_digital_online_audiences_and_markets.htm