NEW eBOOK: “Awakening The Lion” by Owen Dean

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

NEW eBOOK: “Awakening The Lion” by Owen Dean

The CIP is proud to announce the publication of Prof Dean’s latest book, “Awakening The Lion – The Case of The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Tafelberg Publishers.

This book tells the story behind the story of a copyright saga that made international headlines and features Prof Dean’s first-person account of the pioneering and proudly South African case that made legal history.

Prof Dean is the incumbent of the Chair of Intellectual Property

Background: After Solomon Linda, a struggling South African musician, composed what became the world-renowned song The Lion Sleeps Tonight (originally called Mbube), Linda signed away his rights. In this book Prof Owen Dean, copyright expert and counsel for the Linda family, tells the gripping story of the battle for reparation for the impoverished Linda family against international entertainment giant Walt Disney and others more than 50 years after Linda’s death. This is a legal thriller with a happy ending and a truly South African flavour. A must-read for students, academics and laymen alike.

The ebook (R25.95) is now available from Amazon, and Leisure Books.

A multi-media illustrated book review of this publication is available here.