posting on Afro-IP, come some thoughts on the relevance of international IP developments to a jurisdiction such as South Africa. Art & Artifice has been busy recently, with more on the story of Cecilia Gimenez's now famous "Monkey Boy" restoration of the Ecce Home painting in her local church, as well as two pieces here and here on the sale by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets of two popular and high-profile sculptures. Meanwhile the 1709 Blog hosts two pieces by authors from the sunnier parts of Europe. The first is an analysis by Antonella Barbieri and Federica De Santis of the developments in Italy leading up to and then beyond the CJEU's ruling in the Flos Arco lamp case; the second is an appraisal by Fidel Porcuna of the latest Spanish mechanism for dealing with fair compensation for private copying in the wake of the CJEU's ruling in Padawan.
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