Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Copyright Offices in Africa: has anyone got a list?

Denise Nicholson (Copyright Services Librarian, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) is no stranger to this weblog, having provided numerous leads and tip-offs (or should that be tips-off?) in the past. Now she asks a question and it would be good if we could help her. She asks:
"Is there by any chance a list of Copyright Offices in Africa, or at least the contact details of some of them? I would like to add this to my Copyright Libguide which you can find here".
Come on, readers, can you help? If there isn't a list already, we should compile one, building on Kingsley Egbuonu's work on the A to Z project which this blog is pleased to host each Monday.

2 comments:

Millicent Ligare said...

There are world lists, which just need the non-African countries to be deleted. (Goodbye Tajikistan.)

There is the one at WIPO:
http://www.wipo.int/directory/en/urls.jsp
One on About.com:
http://inventors.about.com/od/patentoffices/Patent_Trademark_Copyright_Offices.htm
One at export911:
http://www.export911.com/link/pateLlNK.htm
One at Lextoria:
http://www.lextoria.com/intellectual-property-resources.html

Jorgen Blomqvist said...

You can find a global list at http://www.wipo.int/directory/en/urls.jsp from which you may extract the African countries.