Demystifying Copyright and Intellectual Property in Kenya

Note: Poets and Writers Online (POWO) is a forum for Poets and Writers that seeks to encourage Kenyan Creative writers to exploit the various opportunities presented by their internet for promotion of their writing.

On Saturday July 16th 2011, the Poets and Writers Online (POWO) organised a meet-up hosted at *iHub_ Nairobi’s Innovation Hub. The theme of this meet-up was: Copyright, Intellectual Property (IP) and Plagiarism.

Here at DR, we are no longer surprised when we receive email forwards containing copy/pasted versions of our blogposts, in fact we look at it as a challenge to keep coming up with more and more enjoyable pieces that can be shared. HOWEVER, this does not in any way mean that we condone plagiarism.
As diasporadicalists (that means you readers) know, we’ve had cases of posts being published in the media without our prior consent or knowledge – and quite understandably, WE WERE PISSED!

So, #POWOJuly was a must-attend event for us and I thank Karimi for the invite. Here’s my brief recap of the salient areas discussed with some comments and observations.

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