Episode 3: Ownership & Intellectual Property

Release: 21st July 2022

This episode explores the complex and entangled questions around legal ownership of digital collections in the face of already contested physical collections. While Western IP systems are built around individual ownership, indigenous knowledge systems are designed to have communal and collective benefits. What limitations and dangers does this present in the context of mass digitisation? Who has the right to make digital copies in the first place? And how can we imagine legal ownership outside Western oriented frameworks?


Nothando Migogo, Molemo Moiloa, Chao T. Maina, Andrea Wallace, Mulenga Kapwepwe

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