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Revenge Porn, Copyright and the Wider Debate on Social Media Regulation in Africa

For the past two years the topic of intellectual property (IP) issues in social media has been dear to this blogger. However it is clear that the emerging legal issues relating to social media are much wider than IP law concerns and impact numerous other branches of law including but not limited to criminal law, … Continue reading

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Med Dispenser Loses First Round Against Health Presence: Copyright Ruling in Dedan Maina Warui & another v. Safaricom case

In a recent ruling by the High Court in the case of Dedan Maina Warui & another v Safaricom Limited [2014] eKLR, a medical doctor was denied a temporary injunction and an order of delivery up with respect to a health-related product launched by Safaricom. A copy of the ruling is available here. Dr. Dedan … Continue reading

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Image Rights, Privacy and Related Rights in the Workplace: High Court Case of Sikuku v. Uganda Baati

This blogger has come across a recent High Court decision of Sikuku v. Uganda Baati HCCS No. 0298 of 2012 before the very able Honourable Justice Mr. Christopher Madrama, whose decisions we have previously discussed here and here. A copy of the present judgment is available here. Sikuku, a long-time employee of Uganda Baati claimed … Continue reading

Intellectual Property in Kenya

End of An Era & New Dawn at KAMP

Until September 2014, the leadership of collective management organisations (CMOs) was almost entirely female (with the exception of MCSK). However one interesting feature about the Chief Executive Officers/General Managers of all four CMOs in Kenya was that they were all trained lawyers. This month, things have changed. The Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) has … Continue reading

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High Court Slams Kenya Copyright Board for Abuse of Criminal Process

“It is obvious to me that where the issue of copyright is contested, the Police, the DPP and the Copyright Board cannot convert themselves into the High Court, settle that issue and declare that the 1st Petitioner has violated any part of the Copyright Act. Their actions are premature, malicious and unlawful and that is … Continue reading

Intellectual Property in Kenya

Odek on TRIPS and Developing Countries: Towards a New IP World Order?

This blogger has come across a new publication in international intellectual property (IP) law and practice titled “TRIPS and Developing Countries: Towards a New IP World Order?” edited by Professors Gustavo Ghidini, Rudolph J.R. Peritz and Marco Ricolfi. The publishers of the book Edward Elgar Publishing have posted the following description of the book:- “TRIPS … Continue reading

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Uganda: High Court Awards “Let’s Go Green” Singer 55 Million Shillings in Copyright Infringement Suit

Recently, the High Court in Uganda delivered an important judgment in the case of Angella Katatumba v. Anti-Corruption Coalition of Uganda Civil Suit No. 307 of 2011. A copy of this judgment is available here. In this case, Katatumba approached the Court for general, aggravated, exemplary, punitive damages against Anti-Corruption Coalition of Uganda (ACCU), a … Continue reading