Weekly Review of Intellectual Property News from Africa and Beyond

– “I’m with MCSK on this one, DJs need to pay to play” [Sunday Nation]
– “To Pay or not to Play?: The Role of DJs in Licensing of Copyright in Kenya” [DiaspoRadical]
– WIPO says Kenya doesn’t have any Technology and Innovation Support Centers [WIPO]
– The end of PAIPO? [Twitter]
– Supporting Local Innovation while Protecting Intellectual Property in Tech: A Kenyan Perspective [Shameless plug]
– Tanzania: Plant Variety Protection Bill Sails Through [AllAfrica]
– South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal refuse Colors leave to appeal [FP]
NB: We’ve previously discussed this case here.
– Tanzania: Fast track cyber crime law, say stakeholders [IPPMedia]
– “Let’s re-examine African Union intellectual property stance” [Zimbabwe Independent]
– South Africa: Doogle vs Google? Tech giant issues company with letter of demand. [memeburn]
– “Ownership and going local” [ScreenAfrica]
– Zimbabwe: Royalties Haunt Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation [All Africa]
– “Safeguarding creations of the mind” – Strategic Intellectual Property Management Course by WIPO [BizCommunity]
– Best Inventions of the Year 2012 [TIME Magazine]
– “The Regulatory Turn in Intellectual Property” [SSRN]
This week in IP:
– 2nd Multistakeholder Conference on a draft National Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy taking place 19 – 20 November at Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate (KEPHIS) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. [Details]

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