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The Friendly Troll is a podcast with observations of the global tech industry from the perspective of the Global South. Our trolling is meant to enlighten listeners and explore interesting topics from a new point of view. The podcast is produced by CIPIT, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Friendly Troll is a podcast with observations of the global tech industry from the perspective of the Global South. Our trolling is meant to enlighten listeners and explore interesting topics from a new point of view. The podcast is produced by CIPIT, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Location:

Kenya

Description:

The Friendly Troll is a podcast with observations of the global tech industry from the perspective of the Global South. Our trolling is meant to enlighten listeners and explore interesting topics from a new point of view. The podcast is produced by CIPIT, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Twitter:

@strathcipit

Language:

English


Episodes

The US-Kenya FTA: Data Protection aspects of the Agreement from a Kenyan perspective

2/14/2021
In this episode, Dr. Melissa Omino and Mugambi Laibuta discuss data protection aspects of the proposed US Kenya FTA from a Kenyan perspective. Resources: 1. The Friendly Troll Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ke/podcast/the-friendly-troll/id1488573883 2. Ole Law Podcast https://anchor.fm/lexole/episodes/Privacy-and-Personal-Data-Protection-eh9qu6 3. Mugambi Laibuta's Blog: https://www.laibuta.com/blog/ 4. Negotiation Objectives:...

Duration:00:43:45

The US-Kenya FTA Part 3 featuring Lori Wallach

11/18/2020
In this third episode of the US Kenya FTA Series hosted by Dr Melissa Omino, we are joined by Dr. Isaac Rutenberg the Director of CIPIT, and Lori Wallach, Head Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, a division of Public Citizen. (link to: https://www.citizen.org/article/lori-wallach-director-public-citizens-global-trade-watch/) It is a great privilege to have Lori as a guest on this episode as she is a recognised expert in the field of International Trade with experience in this area...

Duration:00:29:52

The US-Kenya FTA: What to look out for in Digital Trade and IP Chapters

10/26/2020
In continuing with our series on the US-Kenya FTA, this week’s episode grapples with some of the main areas, that may be included in the FTA, that we are pondering on in digital trade and intellectual property. The host for this episode is Dr. Melissa Omino, and the guests are Abdulmalik Adan and Joanna Kahumbu. Agreements mentioned: TRIPS - https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/27-trips.pdf Japan-US FTA - https:// www.mofa.go.jp/files/000527401.pdf Update on the US Kenya FTA...

Duration:00:17:23

The 4IR: What it means for the Global South

7/31/2020
Today's episode asks what the 4IR means for the Global South and what it means to take advantage of the potential for growth both in tech and intellectual property. References: Make me Smart podcast: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/will-coronavirus-make-it-easier-to-buy-a-home/ - The podcast is from 1 July 2020 and not 2 July 2020 as identified in the episode. We regret the error. MIT apologizes, permanently pulls offline huge dataset that taught AI...

Duration:00:14:00

The US - KE Free Trade Agreement Part 1: What's on the table?

6/15/2020
This is the first episode in a series on the US-Kenya FTA which is currently under negotiations. In this series, we hope to look at various aspects of what might be included in the final text of the FTA including IP, Digital Rights, and Data Governance. The host for this episode is Dr. Melissa Omino, with research assistance from Joanna Kahumbu. Agreements mentioned: 1. AGOA - https://agoa.info/about-agoa.html 2. AfCFTA - https://au.int/en/ti/cfta/about 3. USMCFTA...

Duration:00:07:41

Thought Leaders or Bot Leaders? Astroturfing in the time of Covid-19

5/5/2020
This week's episode is a foray into astroturfing - promoting ideas through bots intending to mislead the public - and what this means in the time of Covid -19 Links from the show Make Me Smart - Who's organizing those anti-quarantine protests? https://www.marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/whos-organizing-those-anti-quarantine-protests/ The Digital Forensic Research Lab - the 12 ways to spot a...

Duration:00:08:08

Student Ventilators: Innovation during a global pandemic

4/20/2020
This week's episode tackles the question of Intellectual Property Rights for Ventilators developed by a group of students in Kenya, answering the question of how their rights, if any, can be secured. Links from the show MIT's E-Vent program: https://e-vent.mit.edu/ Editing done on Audacity Music credits: Prelude in C (BWV 846) by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4237-prelude-in-c-bwv-846- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ For the IP Policy...

Duration:00:19:47

The Friendly Troll in 2020

3/31/2020
Q1 of 2020 feels like a year in itself, which is why on today's episode, we give you something to look forward to. CIPIT's insights on all things tech and tech legal for 2020, what we expect, what we're looking forward to and who we're watching to make crucial moves. Music credits: Prelude in C (BWV 846) by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4237-prelude-in-c-bwv-846- License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Duration:00:17:19

Tech Giants and Competition Law in the Global South

12/17/2019
This week's episode chronicles Competition Law (or Antitrust) as seen in the Global South. Our host and co-hosts question what that means for our major players in the digital space including Uber, Jumia and Safaricom.

Duration:00:33:09

Big Tech in the Global South

12/6/2019
This week's episode covers the tech giants dominating the global south and their role in shaping the tech market and the social sphere in the global south.

Duration:00:20:35

Digital ID - Double edged sword for the Global South?

11/29/2019
This week’s podcast looks at just how important ID is in for the Global South and what needs to be done to ensure that implementation of digital ID doesn’t fall into the traps associated with utilizing private sector actors in the implementation of State-wide digital ID systems.

Duration:00:32:07

Mobile Money Reversal - What can the West Learn

11/12/2019
The Friendly Troll is a podcast with observations of the global tech industry from the perspective of the Global South. Our trolling is meant to enlighten listeners and explore interesting topics from a new point of view. The podcast is produced by CIPIT, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Duration:00:14:17