- July 20, 2022
Written and presented by Faith Gatune - Advocate
- Examples of Copyrightable Works
- Registration Process (Simplified)
Definition: What is a Copyright?
A copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws for original works of authorship.
- It gives the owner the rights to make and distribute copies of the works, publicly perform or display it.
Copyright protection is applicable to:
- Work of original authorship.
- Works reduced to a tangible or material format.
What Can You Copyright?
Categories According to The Kenya Copyright Act, 2001:
1. Literary Works
- Computer Programs
2. Artistic Works
3. Musical Works
- Lyrics to a song
- Written musical scores in the form of sheet music
4. Sound Recording Works
- Musical recordings (a person singing or playing an instrument)
5. Audio Visual Works
- Recorded Speech
- Recorded Music
6. Dramatic Works
Registration Process (Simplified)
- Create an Account in the Kenya National Rights Registry Portal
- Make New Application
- Verify and Submit Details
- If Application is Successful, a Certificate is sent via the Portal
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