Creative Society of Kenya started this petition to Members of Parliament in Kenya (National Assembly)
Hon. Gladys Wanga has proposed to Parliament to repeal (remove) Section 35B of the Copyright Act that states a person whose rights have been infringed by content accessed through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) may request for the content to be removed in order to stop the infringement/piracy.
If the law is repealed, Kenya’s ability to innovate and the livelihoods of all within the creative ecosystem are at risk – actors, actresses, filmmakers and musicians is threatened by piracy.
We are calling on Hon. Gladys Wanga to change the bill and remove the part of the bill that is supposed to repeal section 35B.
We are also calling on Members of Parliament not to allow this particular amendment because it will negatively affect our artists and musicians by allowing piracy of their content.
Finally, we are seeking the support and leadership of our President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr. President, please do not sign such a bill into law. It will affect your artists and musicians and all those who depend on Creative Industry for their livelihood.