Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Whose game is it, anyway?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 20:33 2 Comments

The FIFA Soccer World Cup (trademarked) is just around the corner, and South Africans from all walks of life are gearing up for the event.  Already government schools have taken shorter summer holidays over the festive period because the mid-year holiday (our winter vacation) will be extended to accommodate Cup events.  South African consumers have […]

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DST regulations: lip service or real consultation?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 9:58 No Comments

When the DST called for public comment to the proposed Regulations that will govern the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research Bill that was signed into law last year, there was a general outcry from a number of research and academic institutions, as well as local and international activists and academics from within the […]

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Our contexts, our rights. Copyright in BISA

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 2:45 No Comments

As part of the Ford Foundation funded project Local Contexts, Global Commons, a trio of intrepid academics immersed themselves in the local copyright acts of their countries, to compile a copyright review that encompasses the current status of copyright in Brazil, India and South Africa. As three pivotal developing nations, it was important to see […]

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Revolutionising the financial sector through collaboration

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 15:42 No Comments

This month’s Wired magazine has a fantastic story about how concepts that are at the core of TACP’s vision – transparency coupled with collaboration, would make for a more responsible and accountable financial sector. In this article, Daniel Roth takes a retrospective look at how the demand for transparency that came about after the global […]

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The African Commons Project is blacked out

Friday, February 20, 2009 14:51 1 Comment

There’s a political campaign spreading across the internet, one that is ‘turning out the lights‘ on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter profile pictures, and throwing a dark shadow on blogs around the world. It’s all because of an unfair amendment to the Copyright Act in New Zealand that will threaten the rights to privacy and access […]

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The Open Copyright Review

Monday, November 10, 2008 21:24 No Comments

Throughout 2008, The African Commons Project has been working in conjunction with the Shuttleworth Foundation in Cape Town, on the Open Copyright Review. The review was a project that aimed to engage civil society and ordinary South Africans in a review of how they understand copyright, and how South African copyright law affects them and […]

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