Protecting music copyright owners in Southern Africa: Need for Regulatory Convergence

Malebakeng, Agnes Forere (March 2017). Protecting music copyright owners in Southern Africa: Need for Regulatory Convergence (Unpublished) (SECO Working Paper Series 6/2017). Bern, Switzerland: SECO, World Trade Institute, University of Bern

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Intellectual property, as an intangible form of property, is able to transcend borders and this is especially the case with music. To this end, the South African music is particularly consumed in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe and vice-versa because of shared languages in these countries. The question then becomes – to what extent are South African music copyright owners or holders protected beyond South African borders especially in the abovementioned countries. This research therefore seeks to compare copyright laws in South Africa and the countries mentioned above specifically focusing on the rights of copyright owners, limitations to such rights and remedies in cases of infringement. From the analysis of the laws in these countries, the research will then call for harmonisation of laws with the aim to protect copyright owners not only in South Africa but in Southern Africa under the auspices of Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

Series:

SECO Working Paper Series

Publisher:

SECO, World Trade Institute, University of Bern

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

05 May 2017 10:28

Last Modified:

09 Mar 2018 14:01

Additional Information:

SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project, based at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland.

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99104

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