About Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO)
The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) is a State Corporation under the Office of the Attorney General & the Department of Justice. It was established by section 3 of the Copyright Act 2001 and mandated with the administration and enforcement of copyright and related rights. The Board is responsible for organizing legislation on copyright and related rights; conducting training programmes on copyright and related rights; enlightening and informing the public on matters related to copyright; licensing and supervising the activities of collective management societies; and maintaining an effective databank on authors and their works.
There are four experts on copyright and related rights and five members who are alternates to the Attorney General, (Police Inspector General), Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Information, Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts, and the Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Finance.
The Kenya Copyright Board registers copyright works of musical, audiovisual, literary and artistic nature.
- The work must be of original authorship.
- The work should also be in a tangible format, including digital format
- Two copies of the work should be submitted with the application form
- The application forms should be duly filled and commissioned by a Commissioner for Oaths.
- The application form should be submitted with a registration fee of Ksh1000 per work. (The payment should be made at the Kenya Commercial Bank and the deposit slip remitted to KECOBO.)
- A Certificate shall be issued where the application is successful.
To pay for the Registration of Copyright Works via M-Pesa
- Go to M-Pesa menu
- Select lipa na M-Pesa
- Select paybill
- Enter paybill no. 522522
- Enter account number:1104002450
- Enter amount
- Enter pin and send