This December, Kenya will join the rest of the world in celebrating ten years of the creative commons (CC) movement. This event will be held on December 13, 2012 and will be hosted by the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), which is a new research and training centre at Strathmore Law School, Nairobi.

CIPIT hopes to provide a forum through which various copyright-centered right holders and creatives can deepen their knowledge about the flexibilities of the six CC licenses.

These easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

Kindly contact CIPIT for sponsorship opportunities and benefits. Our email address is: cipit@strathmore.edu