The Cultural Aspect of the Mauritian Copyright Law: A Tool for Promoting Cultural Diversity?

  • Gerard Louise Institut Escoffier, Saint Pierre, Mauritius
  • Kumar Dookhitram Department of Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS), School of Innovative Technologies and Engineering (SITE), University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM), Mauritius
  • Michael Blakeney Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Patrick Allen Independent Scholar, United Kingdom
Keywords: Mauritius Copyright Law, Cultural Diversity, Traditional Cultural Expression, Creative Industries, Policy, Cultural Provisions


Scholarly interest in the connection between cultural diversity and copyright law has grown. This article looks at the cultural implications of copyright laws in Mauritius and considers how they may be used to support cultural diversity. Mauritius has made great strides in its social and economic development, but little is known about the cultural implications of its copyright laws. By offering a thorough examination of the cultural provisions of Mauritius copyright law and evaluating its effects on the preservation and advancement of cultural variety in Mauritius, this paper seeks to address this gap. The results show that Mauritius’ copyright system needs to be more adaptable, transparent, easy to update, and sufficiently flexible to adjust to the evolving needs of its authors, users, and cultural environment.

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