The law "The qualification is necessary for publishing movies" is enforced in Kenya, and the violators also have the possibility of imprisonment punishment
When the Kenyan Government publishes a movie for the general public, the law enforcing movie makers to acquire licenses came into force on May 28, 2018. This law is applied not only to movies and television broadcasts but also to all movies including those posted on the internet and social media.
License registration necessary in Kenya to post videos on the Internet
Kenyans will soon need a license to post videos online
This law was enacted under the leadership of the Kenya Image Class Appraisal Organization (KFCB), which conducts screening of video content and plays in Kenya, where people with Kenyan nationality will publish "movies taken for the general public" The obligation to acquire the license is said to occur.
Ezekiel Mutuer, CEO of KFCB, said, "This regulation applies to all movies shot for the purpose of publishing on the internet and social media," and "Movie taken for the general public" includes Internet and Because social media is included, it explains that it is not necessarily directed to movie production companies or television stations.
KFCB says it will register licenses sequentially from publicly available movies, and it is said that it will be completed on May 28, 2018 on the enforcement date of the law. However, if the movie being published is deemed inappropriate by KFCB, the movie producer will be charged a fine of up to 1,000 dollars (about 110,000 yen) and a penal servitude of 5 years or less , And movie producers are taking on a great risk to acquire licenses.
KFCB stated that the purpose of the law is "to avoid showing harmful contents to children" and emphasizes the importance of licensing. However, many of the Kenyans criticized the enacted law, and there were opinions that the government was the law to monitor the people. Apart from this, there are opinions that KFCB monitors all movies posted on the Internet is "technically impossible", and some say that the law does not make an effect .