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Information and communication technologies policies, laws helping
with African intellectual property development

from Computerworld Kenya

Development of information and communication technologies policies, enactment of laws and continued campaigns on intellectual property issues have led to a rise in patenting and copyright protection in Africa's technology industry. Countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Egypt have amended existing laws and developed others that provide stiff penalties for intellectual property theft and also provide mechanisms for aggrieved techies to seek legal protection. The new laws have empowered businessmen and developers to seek legal redress, but high costs of litigation and continuous evolution of technology have posed challenges too. more

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