Prof Dean to Address Cape Town Press Club

Posted on Apr 10, 2013

Prof Dean to Address Cape Town Press Club

In the digital and internet age copyright has become a hot button issue. In 2004, Owen Dean, incumbent of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law, brought a case against the mighty Disney corporation for the use of the song the Lion Sleeps Tonight. The case highlighted the exploitation in particular of black South African artists. The facts of the case, Griesel NO v Walt Disney Enterprises, demonstrates important principles around commercialisation, derivative usage and the legal and moral rights to work.

Prof Dean will address the club on “The Lion Sleeps Tonight Case – A Discussion of the Economic Impact of Copyright”.

Dean is a past president of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, and the author of the “Handbook of South African Copyright Law”.

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Date Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time 12:30 for 13:00
Venue Quarterdeck Restaurant, Portswood Hotel, V & A Waterfront
Cost R145 Members R195 Guests. Bona fide working journalists can pay 50% of asking price thanks to sponsorship from CEF Pty Ltd. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice we will try to fill your place, but if not successful, you will be liable to pay.
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Payments Payment can be made on the day at the venue by cash or cheque (not credit card) or prior to the function by electronic transfer. Please do not deposit cash into the account as bank charges are too high on cash deposits.

Info for online deposits: FNB, Cape Town,Br Code 201409, Account 50260072365