Posts by ipchair

Owen Dean’s Amicus Curiae Founding Affidavit in the Blind SA matter

Posted on Jan 24, 2023

Owen Dean’s Amicus Curiae Founding Affidavit in the Blind SA matter

Here is the downloadable version of Prof Owen Dean‘s amicus curiae founding affidavit in the matter of Blind SA v Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition [2022] ZACC 33. Download here  

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Written comments and representations on the draft Regulations relating to the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge

Posted on Jan 20, 2023

Written comments and representations on the draft Regulations relating to the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge

The Chair has made written comments and representations on the draft Regulations relating to the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge, pursuant to the invitation extended by the Minister of Science and Innovation on the publication of the “Regulations relating to the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems” (the “Draft IKS Regulations”) in General Notice 2647 of 2022 (GG 47292, 14 October 2022) (“GN 2647”) and General Notice 2722 of 2022 (GG 47453, 4 November 2022) (“GN 2722”). The full text of the...

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Confessions of a Struggling Author

Posted on Dec 6, 2022

Confessions of a Struggling Author

I am a struggling author. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t struggle to put the proverbial pen to paper. On the contrary, the words flow easily and in abundance. I fondly believe that I have a way with words – I receive complimentary comments. I have lots of stories to tell. I want to tell them. Why then, you ask, am I struggling? I will tell you. I am an experienced attorney specializing in Intellectual Property Law, especially Copyright. I have written a text book on the subject and have published literally hundreds of learned articles in legal journals. I hold a doctors degree in law (for...

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Copyright Exemptions Unpacked

Posted on Oct 24, 2022

Copyright Exemptions Unpacked

A basic primer on the fair dealing exemptions in copyright law, composed by Professor Owen Dean, now available for download here:   Copyright Exemptions Unpacked

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Copyright Unpacked: a Basic Introduction to Copyright Law

Posted on Oct 24, 2022

Copyright Unpacked: a Basic Introduction to Copyright Law

A basic primer on copyright law, composed by Professor Owen Dean, now available for download here:   Copyright Unpacked      

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