Document Type

Conference Paper

Department

Faculty of Health Sciences, East Africa

Abstract

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2017 is intended to overhaul an outdated Copyright Act. The Bill addresses contentious areas within copyright law like the fair dealing exception of computer programs, the possibility of circumvention of technological protection measures in limited circumstances, and the reproduction of materials for the visually impaired by authorized entities without liability for copyright infringement. Other favourable aspects of the Bill include the provisions on the liability of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for copyright infringement and a process for taking down infringing online content. Some recommendations fell through the cracks resulting to a missed opportunity for a robust Copyright Act.

Publication

The LSK Magazine

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