Recent Talks, Lectures, Conferences

Recent Talks, Lectures, Conferences

  • 28/2/2024 – Copyright and the right to research for innovation and development in the 4IR. Conference presentation at the ‘Transforming Africa: Innovating our way towards sustainability’ (26-29 February 2024), University of Johannesburg
  • 8/2/2024 – Licensing corpora for African Natural Language Processing. Seminar presentation at the Hundzula Retreat for Natural Language Processing and Linguistics Researchers, Nelson Mandela University.
  • 18/1/2024 – Making teaching and learning materials accessible: Copyright law in interaction with other fields of law in pursuit of social justiceConference presentation at the Southern African Law Teachers’ Conference 2024, North-west University.
  • 7/12/2023 – Bridging the Divide: Navigating Copyright, Innovation, and Access in African AI and NLP Development. Paper presented at the Global Technology Summit, The Oberoi, New Delhi, India.
  • 18/7/2023 – Data science needs law (Presenter), Data Science for Societal Impact Seminar Series 2023.
  • 14/7/2023 – Navigating legal and licensing landscape for machine learning applications. Conference presentation at the Deep Learning IndabaX South Africa, University of Cape Town. Conference theme: Machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • 8/6/2023 – Best and worst copyright cases (2003 – 2023) from South Africa. Presentation at Book release celebration and panel discussion for Developments and Directions in Intellectual Property. Twenty years of the IPKat (Oxford University Press, 2023), Allen & Overy, London.
  • 23/1/2023 – The role of government in realising the right to research. Conference presentation at the University of Pretoria. Conference theme: A right to research in Africa.
  • 22/6/2022 – Teaching and research-related exceptions in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons for and from South Africa (Presenter), 40th Annual Congress of the International Association of Teachers and Researchers of IP (ATRIP) hosted by University of Copenhagen, Denmark: IPR in the Time of Crisis – Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual
  • 14/6/2022 – Copyright Compliance Seminar: Fair dealing and use of Creative Commons Licences in Research and Education (Moderator), Seminar organised by University of Pretoria’s Department of Library Services, Virtual
  • 25/4/2022 – The role of African CMOs in empowering African creative youths for a better future (Presenter), Webinar on World IP Day  with University of Venda, South Africa: Empowering Youths in Africa’s creative industry: The Role of Collective Management Organisations, Virtual
  • 3/6/2021 – Applying copyright law to optimise social justice and sustainable development outcomes in education: The South African Experience (Presenter), Conference on Education for the 21st Century organised by the Law Trust Chair in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Virtual
  • 29/4/2021 – World IP Day 2021 Webinar on Copyright, Trademarks and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market (Panelist), Nigerian Association of Teachers and Researchers in IP (NATRIP) – WIPO Nigeria Office Event, online
  • 28/4/2021 – World IP Day 2021 Workshop on IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market (Panelist), Centre for Intellectual Property Law, University of Pretoria – Adams & Adams Attorneys Event, online
  • 26/4/2021 – Intellectual Property Meets Freedom: Reclaiming the Intangible Land of Copyright (Panelist), International Jazz Day South Africa Event, online
  • 17/3/2021 – Some current issues in intellectual property, law and society in Africa (Guest Lecturer), Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società, University of Turin.
  • 11/6/2020 – Designing a roadmap for the Beijing Treaty in Nigeria (Panelist), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) – Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) Event, online
  • 29/4/2020 – On Jazz, the Digital World and Intellectual Property (Guest speaker), The Law Report, Kaya FM Radio, South Africa
  • 28/4/2020 – Strengthening Nigeria’s creative sector through improved rights for artists and performers (Moderator), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) – Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) Event, online
  • 12/2/2020 – Multi-sided Music Platforms and the Law: Copyright, Law and Policy in Africa, in conversation with Prof Adam Haupt, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 29-31/8/2019 – Gender equality and social justice through the regulation of collecting societies in South Africa: Social Justice Summit and International Conference, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  • 1-2/7/2019 – IP, Internet and the right to economic freedom: 3rd Annual Conference of the South African Association of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law Teachers and Researchers (AIPLITL) held at University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 7/2/2019 – The impact of the Nigerian Supreme Court’s judgments in the cases of MCSN v Compact Disc Technology Ltd & Ors., SC. 425/2010 (decided on 14 December 2018) and Adeokin Records v MCSN, SC. 336/2008 (decided on 13 July 2018) on the regulation of copyright collecting societies (Panelist), Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) Event, Banwo & Ighodalo LLP, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 31/8/2018 – Intellectual Property and contracts in the film sector: The Imagery Program in film production and screenwriting, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 27/2/2018 – Copyright and YouTube social media strategy (Panelist), YouTube Panel at Social Media Week Lagos, Nigeria.