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The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

Authors: Nwauche, Enyinna

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  • Addresses a hot topic of current intellectual property law
  • Focuses on the African context
  • Discusses the implications of human rights for the protection of folklore
  • Examines the regional and international frameworks exhaustively
  • Develops an optimum framework for protecting traditional cultural expressions
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This book evaluates the protection of traditional cultural expressions in Africa using South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana as case study examples in the light of regional and international approaches in this respect. Such protection is considered in the context of a combination of positive protection models such as the protection offered by intellectual property rights and negative protection such as tangible heritage protection and authorisations by national competent authorities. These models are in turn assessed taking into consideration human and peoples’ rights frameworks, which recognise and affirm group entitlement to, among others, traditional cultural expressions. These frameworks ensure that such traditional cultural expressions are available for further innovation and creativity.

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“A specific contribution of the book is that it fills a literature gap on the assessment of African laws protecting TCEs. … the book will be a reliable and superb reference for further elaboration. … This book is meant to be read by those researchers focusing on TCEs, cultural heritage, indigenous property and related law issues. It will also be of the greatest value to those involved in law-making for TCEs and indigenous culture.” (Zhang Jiarong, European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 41 (5), 2019)

“The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa is a thoughtful, well-argued book, which fills a critical void in the literature on state protection of indigenous IP rights. Its varying references to legislation in 24 African countries is an impressive resource for IP, comparative law, and law and development scholars interested in the operation of law in Africa.” (Anthony C. Diala, Journal of Comparative Law in Africa, Vol. 4 (2), 2017)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Key Issues in the Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

    Pages 1-10

    Nwauche, Enyinna

  • Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

    Pages 11-51

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  • The Negative Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

    Pages 53-78

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  • Heritage Protection and Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

    Pages 79-95

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  • The Positive Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions by Intellectual Property Rights in Africa

    Pages 97-150

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57231-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57230-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86108-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57231-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57231-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57230-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86108-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 223
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