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Mozambique's Culture Minister Acknowledges ACA2K PDF Print E-mail
8 December 2010


Mozambique's Minister of Culture, speaking at the launch this morning of the ACA2K book in Maputo, spoke of the importance of the ACA2K project for the copyright reform process in the country.

The Maputo launch of the ACA2K volume, entitled Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright, took place as part of the opening ceremony for a Ministry of Culture seminar on copyright law reform in relation to cultural and creative industries.

ACA2K Mozambique team leader Fernando dos Santos introduced the book and explained the aims of the ACA2K project and its research outputs. Dos Santos also highlighted the book's conclusions and recommendations, and their links to the current process of reform in Mozambique.

The Dean of the Faculty of Law at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Prof. Armando Dimande, then presented a copy of the book to the Minister of Culture, Prof. Armando Artur. The Minister said that the volume was an important one for the Mozambican Copyright Law reform process, and he acknowledged the involvement of UEM, the institution with which all three ACA2K Mozambique researchers -- Fernando dos Santos, Julieta Nhane and Filipe Sitoi -- are affiliated.

Nhane and Sitoi were also in attendance at the event to support Dos Santos in the launching of the title. Dos Santos, Nhane and Sitoi authored the chapter on Mozambique.

Copyright stakeholders from all 11 Mozambican provinces are attending the three-day national seminar in Maputo on copyright and cultural industries, which is funded by UNESCO. Attendees are drawn from academic institutions, government, the Mozambican Copyright Office, the national collective management society, police, customs, cultural associations and UNESCO.

 Photographs from Mozambique Book Launch

 
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