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14 Aug 2017

Regulatory framework on Collective Management Organizations.

We started the year with spearheading the process of developing a regulatory framework dubbed the Collective Management Organizations (CMO) Regulations for the collective management industry. For the longest time there was no regulation that guided the promotion of the values of Transparency, Accountability and Governance in the industry. The outcome is of this regulation shall definitely improve the operations of CMOs through enhanced supervisory structures.

14 Aug 2017

Matatu Owners Association Negotiations

A major challenge this year has been collecting of license fees from the transport sector. As a result, PRISK, alongside the sister CMO, KAMP, initiated negotiations with Matatu Owners Association in order to resolve the deadlock. Topping the list of issues raised was the tariffs that had been gazetted by the Attorney General in April this year.

14 Aug 2017

New Tariffs Gazetted by the Attorney General

The gazettement of the new tariffs by the Attorney General in April, 2017 was welcome news by the Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) and the industry in general. These new tariffs are a clear reflection of the numerous efforts by the CMOs alongside the regulatory body, Kenya Copy Right Board (KECOBO) and other stakeholders to pursue a joint licensing system.

This is a journey that begun over two years ago with deliberations between the CMOs and other stakeholders in the industry.

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