In reference to the recent unwarranted and untrue public communication by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO), through its official social media platforms, the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) herein known as the Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) wish to confirm for the knowledge of the general public, more so the public users of copyrighted music, that Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) in 2021, filed a case in the High Court in which the CMOs applied for and obtained interim orders that had the effect of maintaining the status quo pending the determination of the suit.

The effect of the said orders is that the CMOs shall continue discharging their mandate under the Copyright Act, including the issuance of licenses to all users of copyrighted works of music, at the rate applicable at the time of filing of the suit, without interference from KECOBO. This matter is still active in the High Court of Kenya.

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