Copyright, Collective Management Organisations and Competition in Africa discusses the operation of collective management organisations (CMOs) and their regulation from the perspectives of copyright and competition law in Africa. It addresses contemporary issues relating to collective management of copyright from an African perspective. It also reflects on, and projects, the experiences of key national jurisdictions, upon which regional policy makers can rely to formulate guidelines or a regulation regime for CMOs in Africa. Importantly, the book unpacks the complexities around the nexus between copyright, CMOs and competition in Africa and presents the issues in very simple and easily comprehensible structure and language.
Copyright and competition law regulators and enforcers, academics, researchers and students, judges, and those saddled with formulating law and policy on collective management of copyright in Africa will find the book as an indispensable resource and reference material.
Desmond O Oriakhogba obtained his LLM and LLB degrees from the University of Benin in 2014 and 2007 respectively, and PhD in commercial law (focus on intellectual property and competition law) from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa in 2019. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008 and was a visiting researcher in the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, Law Faculty, University of Ottawa, Canada in 2018. He lectures in the University of Benin, tutors in the Distance Learning Program of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, and supervises Masters Dissertation in the WIPO and African Regional IP Organization (ARIPO) joint Masters in IP program in Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe.