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The Negative Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

  • Enyinna Nwauche
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Abstract

This chapter explores the negative protection of traditional cultural expressions. Negative models for the protection of traditional cultural expressions do not confer positive rights but rather enable communities and other stakeholders to ensure that third parties do not unlawfully exploit or misuse expressions of folklore. In the main, the defining feature of negative protection is that the use or otherwise of traditional cultural expressions by third parties is predicated on the consent of and benefit to communities that have a right to the folklore. Another feature of negative protection is that governments and national institutions facilitate the interaction of communities and third parties that seek the consent of communities to use their expressions of folklore.

Keywords

Member State Intellectual Property Traditional Knowledge African State Relevant Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enyinna Nwauche
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawRhodes University GrahamstownGrahamstownSouth Africa

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