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The copying of designs in the craft sector is nothing new. In fact, the habit is so deeply entrenched that many designers have resigned themselves to this fate- sooner rather than later.
As debate rages on about whether copying is necessarily a good or bad thing, what options do designers have in protecting their designs?
One of the most powerful yet least understood option is copyright.
The Kenya Copyright Board [KECOBO] is the government body charged with ensuring that the rightful owner of a design enjoys the accruing benefits.
This June 12, 2-5pm, we engage KECOBO in discussions about what copyright means, what it applies to, how much it costs, other people's copyright and how to manage your copyright.
It will be an eye-opening, empowering dicussion. You want to be there.
When & Where
Craft Afrika is a social enterprise registered in Nairobi. The mission of the organization is to support contemporary craft entrepreneurs and designers build dynamic, viable businesses. We achieve this objective through 2 main strategic programs
1. Knowledge sharing: We achieve this objective through 3 main acitivities- [a] Jumpstart Thursday which is our bi-monthly community forum [b] Research, aggregation and dissemination of information on the sector and [c] Business skills training with a mentorship component
2.Market development: Our market development efforts are geared mainly towards the domestic and regional markets. The main activity under this program is the annual Afrika Handmade symposium, with the first edition scheduled to take place 2nd and 3rd October 2014. The main objective of the event is to create visibility for contemporary craft and design, thereby opening up new market opportunities while strenghthening existing ones.
Other activities under this program include facilitating co-shared exhibition spaces in local/regional/international trade fairs, connecting international buyers to local designers and publishing an annual catalogue featuring the best of Kenya's contemporary craft and design.