Thursday, 29 August 2013

Jeremy

Mozambique signs up for Berne at last!


While on the subject of international treaty commitments, Afro Leo is pleased to learn from a recent WIPO media release that the Republic of Mozambique has at last deposited its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, as amended to 28 September 1979. Mozambique becomes a Berne country on 22 November 2013.

Jeremy

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Afro Leo
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29 August 2013 at 16:44 delete

Indeed Jeremy, Malangatana Ngwenya, the famous artist from Mozambique can finally rest in peace.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/2011/01/malangatana-nqwenya-famous-artist-from.html

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Jeremy
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29 August 2013 at 16:51 delete

I wonder who is the most famous Mozambican artist? Malangatana Ngwenya scores just 12,300 hits on my search engine, while José Da Silveira scores 1,010,000 hits -- possibly because he shares his name with a footballer ...

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Afro Leo
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29 August 2013 at 17:48 delete

Fame and death are normally buddies for artists, so I back Mr Ngwenya, Mr Philips.

Some footballers are artists too. Fortunately under Berne aesthetic quality is irrelevant which means you can be Messi or messy, Nqwenya or Joe do Santos and still qualify for protection.

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Afro Leo
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29 August 2013 at 17:50 delete

Apologies - Mr Phillips, I mean.

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