IP Kenya

In a ruling dated 15th June, 2012 in the case of Njeri Wangari & Another v. Oxford University Press (E.A) Ltd. [2012] eKLR, Judge A. Mabeya dismissed an application for summary judgment in a clear case of copyright infringement filed by an author and her publisher. Read the full ruling here.

The facts of this case were as follows: Njeri Wangari (who some of you may know as “@KenyanPoet” on twitter) is an accomplished author, poet, performer and blogger. Oxford University Press East Africa Ltd. is a leading educational publisher in the Eastern and Central Africa region. It is a branch of the International Division of Oxford University Press.

In May 2010, Oxford published a book titled “Counterpoint and Other Poems” which contained KenyanPoet’s poem titled “Their Eyes” which she had published in an anthology titled: “Mines and Mind Fields: My Spoken Words”, through her publisher, Nsemia Inc…

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