Document Type

Article

Department

Libraries

Abstract

In February 2019, a story broke that the Kenyan national anthem had been copyrighted by a British company. An online user had composed a work and attempted to post it on video site YouTube, upon which his video was stuck out for copyright infringement. There was a further claim that the video had been copyrighted by the foreign organization which was then monetizing it to the exclusion of Kenyans. Such an alarmist outlook of intellectual property matters is misguided, and a closer dissection of the copyright framework is necessary.

Publication

The Wakili Magazine

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