PRESS STATEMENT 31ST AUGUST 2021
THE COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS (KAMP-PRISK-MCSK) STATEMENT ON QUASHING OF KECOBO’S REVOCATION NOTICE BY THE HIGH COURT
1. SETTING ASIDE OF KECOBO’S DECISION
- Kenya Association of Music Producers, Performers Rights Society of Kenya and Music Copyright Society of Kenya applaud Hon. Justice Weldon Korir for safeguarding the Constitutional rights of copyright
As you are all aware our operating licenses were revoked by Kenya Copyright Board on 23rd August 2021. Displeased with this decision, we filed an urgent application before the High Court Constitutional and Human Rights Division at Milimani. The matter was certified urgent and the honorable Justice Korir quashed and set aside KECOBO’s decision pending the hearing of this case. The Court’s decision clears the way for the three collective Management Organizations to continue executing their royalty collecting mandate within the Joint Copyright and Related Rights licensing framework.