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Monkey Can’t Sue for Copyright

In a recent decision, Judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals have held that Naruto, the monkey “lacked statutory standing because the Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits”. Naruto had grabbed British nature photographer David Slater’s camera during a 2011 trip to Indonesia, posed and took a […]

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BAT raises bar in top bosses pay reporting

British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya has raised the bar in executive pay reporting with publication of a detailed account of what it paid its directors last year and the performance parameters against which their pay is measured, making it the first publicly traded company to do so. The cigarette manufacturer appears to have borrowed the […]

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Elumelu’s advice to entrepreneurs

Think big, but beyond that, act on the ideas and think long-term. The journey would not be smooth but perseverance is key – Mr. Tony Elumelu who is a billionaire and United Bank of Africa (UBA) chairman. The key message during the session was that Africans should embrace technology and be faithful in transforming the […]

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BBK in Trademark Dispute

Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) is embroiled in a Trademark dispute with ABSA Kenya Limited which is seeking to permanently restrain Barclays from adopting Absa as a trade name following recent changes in the bank’s ownership at the continental level. ABSA Kenya, which was incorporated in 2005, says it reserved the name with the Registrar […]

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Consultation on Law Review

The Ministry of Lands is seeking public comments on the Sectional Properties Act, 1987. Comments close on 20 April 2018. Comments to the Ministry should be submitted by April 20 2018.

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Land Transactions go Online

The Ministry of Lands has issued a notice stating that the Nairobi and Central Registries shall be closed between 19 March and 30 March 2018. This is to enable the Ministry complete the digitisation process that shall see land transaction services being offered online via the ecitizen platform. Normal business is expected to resume on […]

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Cyberbullying, the Dark Side of the Internet

Cyberbullying is the use of digital technologies with the intent to offend, humiliate, threaten, harrass or abuse somebody. In other words, it is bullying only that it takes place using electronic or digital technology. Electronic or digital technologies includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including […]

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Talk-to-Safaricom Report Launched

On 7th April, Safaricom in partnership with KICTANet held a cocktail event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi to launch the report on the Talk-to-Safaricom online discussions on the KICTANet online platform. The discussions were undertaken over a period of one week and covered areas such as Consumer protection, Competition, Innovation, Infrastructure & Universal Access, Technology […]

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