In the past two days the internet has been buzzing over this video on the Kenyan vlogger's use of the Kenyan Anthem. The video was discussing their views on some of the greatest national anthems while sampling them for their audience. To their surprise their video... Read More
It has been a while since I blogged. Perhaps it is because I have been under the impression that Kenyans understand Intellectual Property Law and the rights system that surrounds it. I have been approached with interesting remarks about how IP rights are so obvious... Read More
Once upon a time, I had a conversation with a Kenyan fashion designer. I was rather curious as to whether he has ever sought legal counsel for his business. His reply was rather puzzling. “Clothes are just clothes” he said. “Who needs a lawyer in... Read More
Where do I start? To put it mildly, the proposed piece of legislation by the Kenya Film Classification Board has got to be the joke of the century! I have read its contents and I am equally amused as I am dismayed and possibly heartbroken... Read More
I had a very interesting afternoon today. I attended the side event being hosted by HEVA Fund in partnership with UNCTAD14, HIVOS, UNDP, USAID and FORUM SYD. Having been an active lawyer in the Kenyan creative economy for close to 6 years now, I am... Read More
Have you read the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms? If you haven’t, you should. As Africans and Kenyans as a whole, we face the risk of our voices being silenced. This Declaration is a genius idea to document some of the rights we... Read More
There is an English saying, “Imitation is the best form of flattery.” When I think about this saying I find myself contemplating on the state of African and Kenyan Fashion and the strides we are making in the intellectual property aspect of the fashion business.... Read More
I have to confess that I am pretty tickled and amused by the bulldozer tactics being adopted by our private broadcasters who for the longest time have been referred to as the “Big 3” in Kenya’s media industry.
Digital migration has been anticipated for the longest... Read More
Kingsley James, AFRIMA with the blogger Liz Lenjo during an interview session.
As Africa continues to appreciate and realize the value of intellectual property in the creative industries, it is rather obvious that we are yet to grasp the intricacies that come... Read More
Just when I thought I was ready to share the awesome news about my acceptance to WIPO Summer School South Africa, tragedy struck my country. My celebration has turned into deep sorrow. I am not sure anymore how I shall proceed from my last post.... Read More
A couple of months back I had the honor to meet Jim Iyke, one of Nollywood’s most sought after and successful actors. He has done over 150 Nigerian movies and has come to be known as Naija’s Bad Boy. The bad boy roles he brings... Read More
Are you familiar with the Sprite Ad? “Image is nothing, thirst is everything.” Well I beg to differ. Image is everything, especially for a ‘celebrity’. As Kenyans we have created the culture that as long as we see you on TV, hear you on radio... Read More