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Intellectual Property Law

Written and presented by Faith Gatune - Advocate

Presentation Outline

  • Definition
  • 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

  • Poetry
  • Theses
  • Dissertations
  • Essays
  • drawings
  • Books
  • Computer Programs
  • Emails
  • Blogs
  • Letter

2. Artistic Works

  • Photographs
  • Paintings
  • Sculptures
  • Architectural

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
  • Videos
  • Podcasts
  • Shows

6. Dramatic Works

  • Plays
  • Screenplays
  • Scripts
  • Choreographic

Registration Process (Simplified)

  1. Create an Account in the Kenya National Rights Registry Portal
  2. Make New Application
  3. Verify and Submit Details
  4. If Application is Successful, a Certificate is sent via the Portal

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