Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

There needs to be ways for copyright owners to reduce and/or stop the piracy of their works. One way is to make the content easily available affordably. Another is to work ways to reduce the piracy.

The situation at the moment is terrible. Copyright owners are not able to make any money because their works are placed on the internet for free access (and some ISPs benefit from the data consumption).

From: kictanet [] On Behalf Of Victor Kapiyo via kictanet
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:53 AM
Cc: Victor Kapiyo
Subject: [kictanet] Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

Dear Listers,

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2017 was recently tabled in Parliament and has already gone through the first reading. The Bill proposes a number of new measures to strengthen the copyright regime. Some of the proposals have a bearing on the protection of computer programs, circumvention of technological protection measures, broadcasts, royalties and their collection, liability and roles of ISPs, procedures for takedown measures, and so on.

Kindly have a look at the Bill and share your views given its implication on the ICT sector.

You can also read through this article – Internet Service Providers to be Enlisted in Fight Against Piracy in Kenya – by M. Mutemi, on the CIPIT Blog analysis the changes proposed in the Bill.


Victor Kapiyo

Partner | Lawmark Partners LLP

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya & Commissioner for Oaths

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