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ACA2K Senegal Node

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ACA2K Senegal Team


Senegal ACA2K Country Node





Mr. Assane Faye
Senegal research team member, Université de Bambey, Bambey, Senegal

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Ms. Nogaye Ndour

Senegal research team member, Faculté des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal

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Dr. Mamadou Seye
Senegal research team member, Université de Bambey, Bambey,
Senegal
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ACA2K Senegal Country Rationale (Back to top)

Senegal presented an important study country for several reasons. It is a leading West African economy with a relatively strong publishing sector,  including the work of he Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). An NGO established in 1973 and based in the Senegalese capital Dakar, CODESRIA is a leading research organisation and is active in hard-copy and online book and journal publishing.

At the time of the ACA2K research, intellectual property law reform was a prominent policy item in Senegal. A new intellectual property law was passed in 2008, and this law, among other things, includes a "TRIPs-plus" standard copyright term of the life of the author plus 70 years. This term, which exceeds by 20 years the minimum term (50 years) mandated by the WTO TRIPs Agreement, is believed to be the result of lobbying from local creative workers (particularly musicians) and a protectionist drive, supported by the developed world, within the regional ARIPO intellectual property organisation of which Senegal and several other Francophone African states are members.

The protectionist drive of the law was made clear by Culture Minister Birame Diouf, who was cited in April 2007 as saying that one of the objects of the new law would be to establish national unit to tackle piracy and counterfeiting (AngolaPress, 2007).


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AngolaPress 'Senegal Readies Bill on Intellectual Property Rights' (2007) 28 April.

Camara, I.
Le statut juridique de la contrefaçon des phonogrammes et des œuvres littéraires et artistiques au Sénégal : législations nationales et internationales (1993) Éditions juridiques africaines.

 

Deere, C. The implementation game: the TRIPS Agreement and the global politics of intellectual property reform in developing countries (2009) Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Geiger, C. Droit d’auteur et droit du public à l’information : Approche de droit comparé (2004) Litec.

 

Vivant, M. Contre la logique de l’instant : le droit et à l’air du temps à travers l’exemple de la propriété intellectuelle (2005) Mélanges Béguin, Litec.

 

Vivant, M. ‘Droit d’auteur et copyright: quelles relations ?’ in G. Chatillon (ed) Droit de l’Internet: Approches européenes et internationales (19-20 November 2001) as part of a conference organised by the Ministère de la Justice, the Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and the Association ARPEJ.

 

Vivant, M. ‘Le droit d’auteur, un droit de l’homme’ (October 1997) 174 Revue internationale du droit d’auteur 60.

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