n South African Intellectual Property Law Journal - Private prosecution of copyright infringements in Kenya : a comment on Albert Gacheru Kiarie t/a Wamaitu Productions v James Maina Munene & 7 others [2016] EKLR 1 - case analyses and notes

Volume 5 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2309-4532



The Kenyan Copyright Act1 (the Copyright Act) creates different offences relating to the infringement of copyright.2 It should be mentioned at the outset that apart from the criminalisation of copyright infringements, the Copyright Act also provides for civil sanctions such as damages,3 injunctions4 and delivery up.5 A discussion of the civil sanctions falls outside the scope of this paper. The sentences prescribed for these offences range from a fine of up to one hundred thousand shillings6 to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or both.7

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