Thursday, 29 August 2013

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.

4 comments:

Afro Leo said...

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

Jeremy said...

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 ...

Afro Leo said...

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.

Afro Leo said...

Apologies - Mr Phillips, I mean.