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This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Musical Property Rights Regimes in Tanzania and Kenya after TRIPS
Musical Property Rights Regimes in Tanzania and Kenya after TRIPS
Alex Perullo Andrew J. Eisenberg

During the late 1990s and into the 2000s, over 30 African countries updated their intellectual property rights laws. The push to update these laws, many of which had been in place since the colonial era, came from several interests. Local artists, record companies and musicians’ organizations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, for instance, brought concerns about the outdated laws in their countries to government officials and ministers of trade. Through marches, protests, negotiations and court cases, these stakeholders encouraged the government to establish new legislation to better protect original compositions. In Uganda, ...

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