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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   Follow Share on Tumblr

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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 Follow Share on Tumblr

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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       Follow Share on Tumblr

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Defects in Copyright Amendments Exposed

Posted on Sep 23, 2022

Defects in Copyright Amendments Exposed

STATUS OF THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL For literally years, informed commentators on copyright law have been telling the Government that the Copyright Amendment Bill is fundamentally flawed, badly drafted and misguided in many respects. Alas, none so blind as those who will not see and none so deaf as those who will not hear! The machinations around the passage of the Bill through Parliament and abortive attempts to make cosmetic improvements to it have led to it being a work in progress for more than five years now. It was passed, warts and all, by Parliament at the end of the past decade...

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CIP written submissions on additional definitions and clauses in the Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

Posted on Jan 31, 2022

CIP written submissions on additional definitions and clauses in the Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

Following its comprehensive review and comments submitted on the various versions of the Copyright Amendment Bill (2015, 2017, 2018  and 2021), the Chair of IP law has again submitted comments specifically pertaining to additional definitions and clauses in the Amendment Bill. The full text of the Chair’s comments is available for download here. Download comments Follow Share on...

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