Gray Area: IPR Bill Regulations promulgated - the death knell for open science in South Africa?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 23 Apr 2009 10:42
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The primary focus of this legislation is clearly patents, but those researchers who think that their work has nothing to do with patents in South African law need to think again. The definition of IP in the Act excludes copyrights in published works, and includes ‘creations of the mind’ that are capable of being protected under South African and foreign IP law. That means that software and business processes, patentable in the US but not in SA, have to be considered in terms of this Act.
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