In our original court papers, what we asked for was for ISP to block access to piracy websites – Not to take down. We also asked that KECOBO puts in place a law. We have since withdrawn the court case on the strength of the copyright amendment bill 2017.
From: kictanet [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Collins Areba via kictanet
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:19 PM
Cc: Collins Areba
Subject: Re: [kictanet] Copyright Amendment Bill 2017
I see problems:
1: ISPs don’t necessarily host websites, some do as an additional business activity, most dont.
2: ISP’s do not in principle scan and assess the nature of traffic passing through, their primary role, is to pass data. Effectively, efficiently, reliably.
3: Lastly, IPV6 introduces another complication to this whole equation especially if the ISP made a design decision to execute this network wide.
In short, take down requests should be sent to the persons that are able & responsible for this. I hope we do not get into that scenario where a legal notice to intervene is issued to someone who cant / shouldn’t intervene because the law was ignorant on this.
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Just a reminder that the National Assembly invited public comment on this Bill. In case someone has proposals especially on the take down procedure proposed, this is the right time to send those in.
There needs to be ways for copyright owners to reduce and/or stop the piracy of their works. One way is to make the content easily available affordably. Another is to work ways to reduce the piracy.
The situation at the moment is terrible. Copyright owners are not able to make any money because their works are placed on the internet for free access (and some ISPs benefit from the data consumption).
From: kictanet [mailto:kictanet-bounces+bkioko
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:53 AM
To: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Victor Kapiyo
Subject: [kictanet] Copyright Amendment Bill 2017
The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2017
Kindly have a look at the Bill and share your views given its implication on the ICT sector.
You can also read through this article – Internet Service Providers to be Enlisted in Fight Against Piracy in Kenya
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