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The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), an accredited, peer-reviewed journal published by the LINK Centre at Wits University in Johannesburg, is calling for submissions (due 30 April 2015) to a Thematic Issue. The AJIC 2015 Thematic Issue will be entitled “African Intersections between IP Rights and Knowledge Access”. Go to Call for Submissions.

Open A.I.R. has released a Briefing Note and video looking at the network's research into potential use of geographical indications (Gis) to brand locally specific products -- such as certain Nigerian textile designs and particular varieties of Ethiopian coffee.

An Open A.I.R. Briefing Note entitled "Optimising Benefits from Publicly Funded Research" highlights the need for African policymakers to ensure that intellectual property (IP) policies do not undermine researchers' participation in international "open science" collaborations.


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