British Council Master Class on Intellectual Property for Kenyan Artists 4th & 5th Nov, 2010

The British Council in conjunction with Strathmore University are inviting all the creatives as well as aspiring creatives in; Art, antique markets, crafts, design/fashion, film, video, Photography, music & the visual performing arts/theatre for a Master Class on Intellectual Property on 4th and 5th Nov, 2010.

On 4th November from 5.30 – 7.30pm, the class will be at the Strathmore University Auditorium located in Madaraka. Entry is free

On 5th Nov, the class will be at the British Council offices in Upperhill Nairobi near Rahimtullah towers from 2-4pm. Entry is free as well.

The talk on I.P will be conducted by Keith Arrowsmith, an expert and head of Intellectual Property and Media from Ralli Solicitors in the UK.

Not sure why a deadline of 2nd Nov has been put. I would however suggest that if you are interested in attending, send an email to pauline.gangla(at)britishcouncil.or.ke or jmatogo(at)strathmore.edu. to avoid disappointment.

I would advice all the poets as well as those aspiring and all artists to attend this event as there is alot that we as poets/artists do not know about the things we create and what rights we have over them.

A fellow poet and I, Stephen Partington who writes in The East African are currently dealing with a case involving copyright infringement of our poems,  this could also happen to you.

It is quite evident that very few artists know how to go about copyright infringement or violation of their rights over their art form be it in creative or performing arts and this needs to change.  I need not remind you about the fate of the Kiondo, Kikoi and many other artifacts and art forms from Kenya.

Come and empower yourself.

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