n Without Prejudice - Where angels fear to tread : intellectual property

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Folklore and other forms of what has become known internationally as "traditional knowledge," (that is artwork, stories and legends, traditional medicinal preparations, traditional symbols and the like originating from indigenous sources), have become items of commercial significance in the modern world. These forms of "property" are generally in the domain of indigenous communities and ethnic groups in many countries in Africa, including South Africa, and in countries such as New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

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