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Section 26 provides the Authors of Literary, Musical and Artistic Works with the Exclusive Right to control the Reproduction of the Works, including the Translations and Adaptations of the Original Work in any Material Form, the Distribution to the Public by way of Sale, Rental, Lease, Hire, Importation or any other Commercial Arrangement, as well as the Communication of the Work to the Public and the Broadcasting of the Work. - Marisella Ouma, The Copyright Act 2001: A New Era For Copyright Protection in Kenya, UNESCO e-Copyright Bulletin, 2004.

Constitutional and Legislative Framework

  1. The Republic of Kenya provides for, in particular context of BMA Literary Works, the protection of Intellectual Property under Articles 11, 40(5), 69(1)(c)(e) and 260(c); and the exercise of Article 33 (Freedom of Expression) and Article 35 (Freedom of Information) of the Bill of Rights, Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

  2. Bro. McKnight & Associates (BMA) is registered as a Sole Propietorship [vide Notice of Change from Infoyote Solutions (K)] by the Registrar of Companies, State Law Office, Reg No. 502818 of 14th March 2008, under the Business Names Act Cap 499.

  3. is registered as a Domain Name by an Accredited Registrar under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) since
    29th February 2008.

  4. and all Systems and Apps hosted therein are registered as Literary Works by the Kenya Copyright Board, Reg. No. KCB 0517 of 28th July 2010 under Copyright Act 2001; and, thereby, under provisions of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) TRIPs Agreement and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Copyright Treaty.

  5. Ltd is incorporated as a Private Company (Liability Limited by Shares) by the Registrar of Companies, State Law Office, No. CPR/2010/37490 of 9th December 2010 under Companies Act Cap. 486.

  6. Ltd is registered as a Domestic Taxpayer (Company) by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) PIN P051346434C of 3rd January 2011 under Income Tax Act Cap. 470 and Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act Cap. 476.

  7. Ltd shall be licensed as a Content Service Provider (CSP) by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CCK), Ministry of Information and Communications, under Kenya Communications (Amendment) Act 2009.

  8. BMA Subsidiaries shall be incorporated as Public Limited Liability Companies and Listed in various Stock Exchanges in major cities worldwide trading on floors as "BMA".

  9. BMA (Kenya) Ltd shall be incorporated as a Public Company (Liability Limited by Shares) by the Registrar of Companies, State Law Office, under under Companies Act Cap. 486;

  10. BMA (Kenya) Ltd shall be licensed for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Research by the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology under Science and Technology Act Cap.250.

  11. BMA (Kenya) Ltd shall be licensed as a Venture Capital (VC) Approved Institution by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) under Capital Markets Act Cap. 485A.

  12. BMA (Kenya) Ltd shall be Listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) under the Main Investment Market Segment (MIMS) (Technology).

See Also [ Terms of Use ]

Compiled By: BMA C-I-C
Published: 2nd February 2009
Updated: 3rd July 2015

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