The aim of content creation is to bring your thoughts to reality. That piece of art, that photograph that has captured the moment perfectly or that story that you hope one day to turn into a book. We all want to earn from it. What all content creators want to see is the fruits of their labour. In recent times, we have had complaints from bloggers claiming their pictures and even content has been stolen only to used by other people as their own. While this is wrong on so many levels, the main question that has arisen is the steps they have taken to ensure their content is protected and get maximum earning from it.
Intellectual Property is defined as creations of the mind which include inventions, artistic and literary works, designs, symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual Property Rights allow a creator or innovator to benefit from their creations. Copyright is the IP that protects the expression of an idea. Not the idea, its expression. Therefore, the idea has to be put down in tangible form.
In Kenya, the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) is mandated, under section 3 of the Copyright Act Cap 130 of the Kenya Copyright Laws to administer and enforce copyright and related acts in Kenya.
With this regard, the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) and the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) will host a training workshop on 25th August 2018. This training will focus on copyright infringement in Kenya, the challenges of those in the digital space face and the future of copyright in Kenya.
Interested in this training? Book a slot for this training, here.
Event: Copyright training
Venue: 4th Floor Nailab, Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Rd Opp. Uchumi Hyper Supermarket.
Date: 25th August 2018
Time: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm