n Without Prejudice - Whose rights are they anyway? : intellectual property

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



It is said that information, which I believe includes innovation and creativity, is the new money. This statement nearly came through in the case of Makate who stood to earn between R700m and R 6.5bn for a claim against Vodacom, based on Intellectual Property rights, for creating the innovative and revolutionary "Please call me" service. But his case came crashing down on technicalities.

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