KAMP-PRISK COURT VICTORY: A QUASHED ATTEMPT AT ESCAPING TO RECOGNIZE PRODUCERS’ AND PERFORMERS’ RIGHTS.
Last year, a local hotel Nairobi Pacific moved the courts praying that the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) be restrained from entering their premises and ‘harassing’ them and collecting performance fees. Their argument was that since they already had a Public Performance License issued by the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) that they had complied with the law and was sufficient for the protection of the rights of the producers and the performers. Of course this was a very uniformed argument to be made by the Applicant, showing such a lack of understanding of copyright and related rights. Thankfully,...Read More