The formal launch of Creative Commons Kenya gives creatives the right to exercise their copyright power and keep off those looking to use their content to benefit themselves financially.
Tobias Schonwetter, the Africa Regional Coordinator, said CC offers creatives the right to exercise their copyright power. The licenses enable people to easily change their copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” This promotes dispersal and sharing in ways that traditional copyright shuts down.
Alex Gakuru, the regional coordinator for Africa, says a diverse number of local content creators, users and stakeholders – including musicians, performers, visual artists, filmmakers and video producers, writers, poets, publishers, students, educators, academic institutions, copyright enforcement and connected entities, the government and other state agencies – have expressed their strong interest in Creative Commons licensing gaining root in Kenya.
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