Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management Cabinet Secretary has disclosed the government is in the process of formulating a strategy to channel all music copyrights and royalties payments through the eCitizen platform.
This revelation was made via Kuria’s official account on Sunday, wherein he revealed the government’s intention to propose amendments to the Copyright Act with the aim of establishing a government-operated Collective Management Organisation.
Kuria emphasized the implementation of individual registration for artists, enabling them to monitor online the accrual of their earnings. He concluded by stating, “The era of sweat thieves exploiting artists is over.”
This comes days after the High Court temporarily halted a directive mandating parents to pay school fees via the platform.
The directive was suspended following a petition filed by Dr. Magare Gikenyi from Nakuru, who contested the initiative, labeling it as unlawful and asserting that it contravened principles of good governance.