What is copyright?

Copyright is concerned with protecting the work of the human intellect. The domain of copyright is the protection of literary and artistic works. These include writings, music, and works of the fine arts, such as paintings and sculptures, and technology-based works such as computer programs and electronic databases.

Copyright grants the creator both moral and economic rights. Economic rights allow owners to derive financial reward from the exploitation of their work by others, while moral rights include the right to be recognised as the author of a work or the right to object to derogatory treatment of a work.

Copyright protects the expression of ideas and not ideas themselves.

How much will this cost me?

  • Filing fee – K500.00

Where can I get the forms?

What do I get after registration?

Certificate of Registration of Copyright/Related Rights