We suggest answers to general questions on what Copyright is all about as follows…

Definition Copyright

An intellectual Property Right in law for original works created in a tangible medium of expression.

What does Copyright protect?

Original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture

When is my work protected?

Generally, it is upon registration to the relevant authorities. in Kenya, it is when you register. However, protection begins with creation by expression. The moment you can prove it as the first to express it, it’s yours!

What the registration is about

To have legal certainty to base a claim.

Why should I register the Copyright?

Documentation is important for both forensic and documentary evidence. You get ascertainable rights that are protectable which in turn translate to better compensation at damages

The alternative is known as  “poor man’s Copyright.”

This is a way of ascertaining a timeline for the creator of the Copyright. You send the Copyright works to yourself.

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