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PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL USERS OF JOINT COPYRIGHT WORKS

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Public Notice to Users of Copyrighted Works - Year 2019-01

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL USERS OF JOINT COPYRIGHT WORKS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the general public involved in BROADCASTING, COMMUNICATION TO THE PUBLIC, PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC PLACES and MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION of copyrighted works THAT:-

1) KENYA ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC PRODUCERS (KAMP) – Administering and Managing Economic Rights of Producers of Sound Recording;

2) PERFORMERS RIGHTS SOCIETY OF KENYA (PRISK) – Administering and Managing Economic Rights of Performers in Sound recordings and audio-visual works; and 

3) MUSIC COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF KENYA (MCSK) – Administering and Managing Economic Rights of Authors, Composers, Arrangers and Publishers of musical works.

KAMPPRISK and MCSK have been licensed as Collective Management Organizations (CMO) as per the provisions of Section 46 of The Copyright Act, 2001, Laws of Kenya to issue a JOINT COPYRIGHT LICENSE.

TAKE NOTE THAT:

1) EFFECTIVE 25 MARCH 2019KAMP, PRISK and MCSK shall JOINTLY AUTHORISE/LICENSE the use/ exploitation of Broadcasting, Communication to the Public, Performance in Public Places, Mechanical Reproduction and Synchronization Economic Rights in JOINT COPYRIGHT WORKS that are in their JOINT CATALOGUE/REPERTOIRE by issuing a JOINT COPYRIGHT LICENSE to any Broadcasting Station, Telecommunication Company, Restaurant, Hotel, Bar, Bank, Airline, Ship, Train, Cyber Cafe, Salon/Barber Shop, Shop, Supermarket, Shopping Mall, Public Service Vehicle (PSV), Tourist Service Vehicle (TSV), Commercial Vehicle/truck, Car Hire & Rental, Amusement Arcade, Video/Movie Hall, Disc Jockey (DJ/ VDJ), Concert, Promotional Activity/Van, Road Show, Discotheque, Agricultural Show/Fair, Gymnasium, Exhibition Hall, etc. so as to effect and ensure we have in place a process that is more streamlined, easy, transparent and accountable in the licensing/authorization and enforcing of compliance with The Copyright Act, 2001, Laws of Kenya.

2) KAMP, PRISK and MCSK in JOINT LICENSING OPERATIONS shall be using a JOINT TARIFF in calculating/ assessing JOINT LICENSE FEES payable so as to JOINTLY AUTHORISE/ LICENSE the exploitation of  Broadcast, Communication to the Public, Performance in Public Places, Synchronization and Mechanical Reproduction Economic Rights in JOINT COPYRIGHT WORKS that they are mandated to administer, manage and enforce compliance in line with The Copyright Act, 2001, Laws of Kenya.

3) In JOINT LICENSING OPERATIONS ONLY MPESA; CASH/CHEQUE BANK DEPOSITS (no physical cash payments) shall be allowed in paying JOINT LICENSE FEES so as to be JOINTLY AUTHORISED/ LICENSED by KAMP, PRISK and MCSK to exploit Broadcast, Communication to the Public, Performance in Public Places, Synchronization and Mechanical Reproduction Economic Rights in JOINT COPYRIGHT WORKS that they are mandated to administer, manage and enforce compliance in line with The Copyright Act, 2001, Laws of Kenya.

MPESA PAYBILL NO. 793911  A/C NO.7702460014

BANKING DETAILS: – COMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA (CBA), WESTLANDS BRANCH, 

ACCOUNT NUMBER – 7702460014

ACCOUNT NAME – KAMP-PRISK-MCSK

KINDLY FURTHER NOTE THAT

4) ANY exploitation of Broadcast, Communication to the Public, Performance in Public Places, Synchronization  and Mechanical Reproduction Economic Rights in JOINT COPYRIGHT WORKS WITHOUT a valid JOINT COPYRIGHT LICENSE from KAMP, PRISK and MCSK shall be doing or causing to be done an act of INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT (Section 35, The Copyright Act, 2001, Laws of Kenya) and will be liable of an OFFENCE OF INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT (Section 38, The Copyright Act, 2001, Laws of Kenya), which is punishable by either a FINE NOT EXCEEDING KShs. 400,000/= or IMPRISONMENT FOR A  TERM NOT EXCEEDING SIX (6) YEARS, OR BOTH.

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