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Celebrating the World IP and Public Domain day

The World Intellectual Property (IP) day is globally celebrated on the 26th of April. This year, Free Knowledge Africa in conjunction with National Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) will join the rest of the world to celebrate this day as well as the Public Domain day usually celebrated on the 1st of January to …

Open Music and the Open Movement

Open Music is music that is freely accessible under open licenses without any copyright restriction. This means music that can be freely accessible by all to be used under the specific conditions of the licenses they are released under. In a bid to promote the use of Open Music to both creators and their audiences, …

Public domain

Librarians and the Public Domain

Introduction Librarians play an important role in information management and dissemination in Nigeria. Access to materials in the public domain is an important aspect of their work. The term “public domain” refers to works that are not copyrighted and are thus freely available for use. Librarians in Nigeria are required to ensure that their users …

Free Knowledge Africa team members with a native at Pilgani

The Tarok Tribe of Plateau State

Free Knowledge Africa paid a visit to Plateau State in North Central Nigeria as part of its awareness advocacy campaign on the importance of documenting cultural heritage. The team visited the Tarok tribe to document the oral history of the tribe. The Tarok tribe in Plateau State are predominantly located in Gunnung Village, Pilgani, in …

The Public Domain Day 2022 Celebrations in Nigeria

The public domain consists of all the creative work to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply. Those rights may have expired, been forfeited, expressly waived, or may be inapplicable. Public Domain Day is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain. This legal transition of copyright works into the public domain usually happens every year on 1st January based …

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