Over the next few days, as many as 600 delegates are meeting in Nairobi at the International Publishers Association’s (IPA) second Africa Seminar—produced with the Kenya Publishers Association—one of the program’s key interests will be copyright issues.
A copyright workshop on the second day of the program (sponsored by Copyright Clearance Center) will be led by CCC’s executive director for international affairs Michael Healy. He’ll be joined by:
- Karie Kamau, managing director of East African Educational Publishers
- Marisella Ouma, the former executive director of the Kenya Copyright Board
- Maxwell Wahome, managing director of Longhorn Publishers in Kenya
While in Nairobi, Healy is also meeting and talking with representatives from many parts of the continent to further assess where things stand. “What an opportunity to hear from copyright advocates and experts from a part of the world that isn’t always in the spotlight,” said Healy.
CCC’s work in Africa is part of its International Advancement Program. “This reflects CCC’s mission. It’s close to the heart of what we do, the development of licensing and copyright, helping that be nurtured and succeed. We want to see voluntary licensing proliferate throughout the world. We’re fortunate that there are situations in many parts of the world where we can put our foot forward and help them,” said Healy.
Outside of Africa, CCC’s efforts have extended support to the Philippines, Argentina, Jamaica, and Colombia.
Much more information on CCC’s International Advancement Program is here.