KICA Amendment Bill Proposes Changes to Compliance with Intellectual Property Rights

by Digital Brainiacs
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ICT CS Eliud Owalo

Kenya is amending the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998 (KICA). The law has undergone a lot of changes over the years thanks to the proliferation of ICT services, products, and use cases in the country, and this latest development, which basically doesn’t cover much, appears to be an attempt to modernize laws that guard the use of ICT services in the country.

The majority of the amendments in the bill entail a change in the naming of authorities that police the local ICT industry. For instance, Section 23 of the Principal Act will be amended to include guidelines on critical national infrastructure assets and to require compliance with intellectual property rights in respect of any work or material.

The proposal suggests the replacement of the word Commission with Authority in the Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which may affect the implementation of the act by changing the name of the…

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