‘New hope for Africa? Copyright and Access to Knowledge in the Digital Age’

 

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dc.contributor.author Schonwetter, Tobias
dc.contributor.author Ncube, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-13T06:20:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-13T06:20:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation T Schonwetter & CB Ncube ‘New hope for Africa? Copyright and Access to Knowledge in the Digital Age’ (2011) 13(3) Info 64 -74 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn ISSN: 1463-6697 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18838
dc.description.abstract Purpose – This paper's main purpose is to deepen the general understanding regarding copyright exceptions and limitations as an important balancing tool of copyright law, particularly for developing countries in Africa. It seeks to address the problematic interplay between copyright exceptions and limitations on the one hand and technological protection measures (TPMs) on the other. It then aims to offer a solution for mitigating the potentially detrimental impact of TPMs on otherwise‐permitted uses of copyright‐protected knowledge materials. Design/methodology/approach – The paper's approach is legal doctrinal research that relies exclusively on written texts. Findings – The paper finds that copyright exceptions and limitations are currently in tension with the legal regulation of TPMs and their circumvention. The two do not seem to be optimally balanced, with some African countries having adopted an unduly restrictive legal approach. The paper therefore suggests a more balanced model that is in keeping with developmental ends and human rights concerns. Originality/value – The paper makes a meaningful contribution by locating the discussion in Africa and providing a suggested equitable legal approach. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Emerald Insight en_ZA
dc.source Info en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/info
dc.subject Copyright law
dc.subject Knowledge management
dc.subject Africa
dc.subject Digital storage
dc.title ‘New hope for Africa? Copyright and Access to Knowledge in the Digital Age’ en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords copyright en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords Africa en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords access to knowledge en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords digital environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Commercial Law en_ZA
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