[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: Intellectual Property Issue Re: Logo Competition in Commemoration of 10 Years of AFRINIC

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 16:03:39 UTC 2014

I am taking this discussion to the African list (so it can receive the
right attention). @Remmy i think the call includes a price will be awarded,
although it did not indicate what that would be nevertheless i expect any
winner would be sponsored to attend the event in other to at least receive
the certificate ;)

Maybe its good all these details are listed on the package


On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 8:20 AM, Remmy Nweke <remmyn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well Sam, you took the word, but for me, that was also why I sought
> clarification, because I really did not understand why AfriNIC should hold
> on to a design you declare non-winner and what exactly should be the
> motivation above the certification, which does not empower the person
> economically in any form. Appreciation of labour should start from home
> which in this case is AfriNIC.
> Whoever gets to designing or participating in such a contest invariably is
> not looking for certificate but economic value given the time and
> intellectual engagement to strategically think out something.
> I think very strongly AfriNIC should rethink about the prize, no matter
> who it will go to eventually. We as community should be able to encourage
> intellectualism. If it was that cheap, AfriNIC secretariat should have just
> put something together and tag it 10yr logo, I am sure no one will bleak.
> Best of the evening from Dubai.
> Remmy
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Sam Lanfranco <lanfran at yorku.ca> wrote:
>> Olivier,
>> In my personal opinion, and as an economist, I consider it unfortunate in
>> this otherwise good idea for a commemorative 10 Years of AFRINIC logo that
>> the contest is appropriating without any compensation the intellectual
>> property of the designers who submit designs. It would have been better to
>> offer a slightly more substantial prize than a certificate to the winning
>> design(s), and to leave ownership of the remaining designs in the hands of
>> the designers. It is also hard to figure out of what use the other 10-Year
>> designs would be to AFRINIC in any event.
>> Sam L.
>> On 2014-10-15 3:57 AM, Olévié Kouami posted the Logo Competition details
>> which included:
>>> *** Disclaimer: The winning design of AFRINIC’s 10 years and all other
>>> designs submitted will become the property of AFRINIC and cannot be used by
>>> designer for any other purpose.
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