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Title:Copyright Africa: how intellectual property, media and markets transform immaterial cultural goods
Editors:Röschenthaler, UteISNI
Diawara, MamadouISNI
Year:2016
Pages:393
Language:English
City:Canon Pyon
Publisher:Sean Kingston Publishing
ISBN:1907774424; 9781907774423
Geographic terms:Africa
Cameroon
Mali
Nigeria
Senegal
South Africa
Subjects:copyright
music
oral literature
performing arts
combat sports
Abstract:Africa is known for its multi-faceted immaterial culture, manifested in highly original music, oral texts, artistic performances and sporting events. These cultural expressions are increasingly regulated by intellectual property rights, as orally transmitted stories are written down, traditional songs broadcast and ownership claimed, and sporting activities once part of village life become national media events. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of legal experts, anthropologists and literary scholars to explore, from an African point of view, what happens to intangible cultural goods when they are confronted with large-scale commodification and distribution through media technologies, and globalized and divergent judicial systems, institutions and cultural norms. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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