Posts Tagged "Mbube"

IP Public Lecture 2015 – Downloads Available

Posted on Nov 18, 2015

IP Public Lecture 2015 – Downloads Available

The annual Intellectual Property Law Public Lecture was presented by Prof Owen Dean on 6 October 2015 on the topic Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice – perspective on the Lion Sleeps Tonight case.  To read more about the lecture click here. If you missed the lecture, you can watch the video podcast of the lecture, with slides included, by downloading one of the files below. Please select the appropriate option by clicking on the download button below. A suitable media player may be downloaded here.   Option 1 IP Public Lecture 2015 File size: 514 MB Video quality:...

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IP Public Lecture – Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice

Posted on Sep 14, 2015

IP Public Lecture – Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED To watch the video podcast of the lecture, click here.   The Chair of Intellectual Property Law will present the annual IP Public Lecture on 6 October 2015 with Prof Owen Dean, incumbent of the Chair of IP Law and consultant to Spoor & Fisher. The topic of Prof Dean’s lecture, Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice, will present a perspective on the “Lion Sleeps Tonight” case which was led by Prof Dean and marked a watershed moment in the development of South African copyright law. Introduction:  Intellectual Property is viewed by some...

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Interview: Prof Dean on Afropop Worldwide

Posted on May 5, 2014

Interview: Prof Dean on Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide, the radio programme and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa, interviewed Prof Dean about his personal experiences during the protracted Mbube/Lion Sleeps Tonight case, how he managed to persevere despite a myriad of obstacles and his book on this case. The interview is part of the Hip Deep special programme series funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is distributed by Afropop Worldwide to more than 115 radio stations in the USA, Europe and Africa. You can listen to the interview here or on SoundCloud below (at...

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Radio Interviews with Prof Dean on “Awakening The Lion” – Listen Here

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

Radio Interviews with Prof Dean on “Awakening The Lion” – Listen Here

Following the publication of Prof Owen Dean’s latest book, “Awakening The Lion – The Case Of The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tafelberg, and the University’s subsequent press release (available here), our incumbent chair of IP has been inundated with requests for an interview with him from various members of the media. It is not surprising that this unique book, and the internationally headlining story it recounts, would attract widespread interest – least of all from South African radio. It is, after all, a proudly South African story about the worldwide...

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“Awakening The Lion” – Portraying The Tip Of The Iceberg

Posted on Feb 1, 2013

“Awakening The Lion” – Portraying The Tip Of The Iceberg

Professor Owen Dean’s much anticipated book, “Awaking the Lion – The case of The Lion Sleeps Tonight” has been published by Tafelberg Publishers. It takes the form of a so-called “short” book and is only available electronically as an e-book from Amazon, Kobo, Kalahari and Leisure Books. The book tells the story behind the story of a copyright saga that made international headlines, and gives Prof Dean’s first-person account of the pioneering and proudly South African case that made legal history. It deals with the saga of the song, Mbube, which later became the...

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