Copyright Infringement: Kayamba Africa Faces Kshs 1 Million Suit

The Star reports that a band by the name of Webuye Jua Kali has served Kayamba Africa with a Demand Letter in respect of alleged copyright infringement.

The renowned Kayamba Africa group is accused of publicly performing two of Webuye Jua Kali’s songs “Mulongo” and “My Dear” without the latter’s authority or permission.

Webuye Jua Kali will most likely be grounding its suit on Section 30 of the Copyright Act which reads in part:

30. (1) No person shall do any of the following acts without the authorization of the performer –
(b) communicate to the public his performance except where the communication (is) authorized by the performer

In section 2(1) of the Act, communication to the public is defined as:
(a) a live performance; or
(b) a transmission to the public, other than a broadcast, of the images or sounds or both, of a work, performance or sound recording;

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