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Monday, December 9 • 10:15 - 10:45
Debate: Copyright Legitimacy in Africa

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Copyright Legitimacy in Africa
Is it up to African creators, or to policymakers and administrators, to build the legitimacy of national copyright environments on the continent? A debate between two of Africa’s leading copyright experts, Nagla Rizk and Ben Sihanya, to highlight results from empirical case studies and provide both legal and economic perspectives on copyright issues.
YouTube video of this debate.

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Chris Armstrong

Dr. Chris Armstrong is a Visiting Researcher at the LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, the publishing and communications consultant for the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) Project, and former Research Manager of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) Project. He is an editor of the books Innovation and Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa (UCT Press... Read More →

Speakers
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Nagla Rizk

Nagla Rizk is professor of economics and founding director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the School of Business, the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is faculty associate at Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her area of research is the economics of knowledge, information technology and development, with... Read More →
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Ben Sihanya

Prof. Ben Sihanya teaches at the University of Nairobi Law School, is CEO of Innovative Lawyering and Sihanya Mentoring, Nairobi, and is former Dean of Law and Chair of the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Nairobi. His edited books include Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2009), and he is the author of Intellectual Property and Innovation in Kenya and Africa (Innovative Lawyering and Sihanya... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2013 10:15 - 10:45
Exhibition Hall and Boardroom II streaming