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Protecting Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights in the Music Industry in Southern Africa: A Need for Regulatory Convergence

Protecting Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights in the Music Industry in Southern Africa: A Need... This article compares the copyright laws of Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe governing music as against the Berne Convention with a view to determine similarities which are necessary in the Internet age. The findings point to divergence in the standards of protection, thereby calling for harmonisation of laws in the Southern African region. In addition, the article recommends the ratification of the WIPO Internet treaties to respond to the new forms of infringement posed by the advent of the Internet and advancements in technology. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Protecting Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights in the Music Industry in Southern Africa: A Need for Regulatory Convergence

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/ajicl.2018.0250
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Abstract

This article compares the copyright laws of Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe governing music as against the Berne Convention with a view to determine similarities which are necessary in the Internet age. The findings point to divergence in the standards of protection, thereby calling for harmonisation of laws in the Southern African region. In addition, the article recommends the ratification of the WIPO Internet treaties to respond to the new forms of infringement posed by the advent of the Internet and advancements in technology.

Journal

African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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