The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022

In October 2021, the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2021 was published. The Bill had two main objectives; firstly, to amend the Copyright Act to provide for a fair formula for sharing of revenue from ring back tunes between the artistes/copyright holders and the telecommunications companies; and secondly, to repeal the provisions on takedown notices and requirements, the role of internet service providers and application for injunctions.

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Eviction of Squatters in Illegal Occupation of Private Land

"Squatter" is defined in the Black's Law Dictionary, 9th Edition as; “a person who settles on property without any legal claim or title”. The same was reiterated in Salome Mwihaki Njenga & Others (Suing as Chairlady, Treasurer And Secretary Of Twiga Estate Squatters Society) versus Hon. Attorney General Of Kenya & Others [2016] eKLR.

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Conversion of Long-term Leases to Sectional Titles in Kenya

The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning issued a notice informing the public of the conversion of long-term leases that do not conform with section 54(5) of the Land Registration Act, 2012 (the “LRA”) and Section 13 of the Sectional Properties Act, 2020

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