The Supreme Court is considering two cases stemming from the merger of design and function that could reshape intellectual property law. Can we protect innovation without impeding fair competition?
When commercial giants want to capitalise on graffiti 'logos', it's time to protect street artists under copyright law.
Why drug maker Mylan's decision to introduce a half-price version of its EpiPen could be more than a publicity stunt.
Copyright and trademark law mean that the body art inked into your skin may leave you open to an infringement lawsuit.
Google saves $9 billion, programmers and users get to keep a popular language and its apps – and a key Oracle product stays alive.
The Productivity Commission's report into copyright reform will be good for the public, good for innovation and good for Australia.
The Productivity Commission's draft report on Australia's intellectual property system is good. Shame it is likely to be still-born.
What happened after artists such as Michael Jackson, J.D. Salinger and Franz Kafka died suggests it'll be hard to keep Prince's unpublished work out of the public eye, regardless of his wishes.
Gifted musician, peerless showman – and fierce protector of his copyrighted work. Prince fought battles that changed the direction of the music industry and are helping the next generation of artists.
By confronting powerful record companies and streaming services, Prince paved the way for other musicians to demand artistic freedom and their fair share of profits.
The world's third-largest movie industry in Nigeria is in danger of collapse. It is not to do with patrons staying away from the films. It is caused by a menace right in the heart of the industry.
Composers and musicians wouldn’t have created many masterpieces if the current copyright laws had always been around.
When it comes to accessing online learning materials, university students don't think much about whether their downloads might amount to piracy or copyright infringement.
The Australian Writers Guild has launched a legal case against Screenrights, the body charged with collecting royalties on its behalf. What is Screenrights and what does it do?
An expert in copyright law explains who is better placed to win the trademark battle over the name "Kylie" – popstar Minogue or reality TV star Jenner.
A copyright law that has frozen the entry of many works into public domain is approaching its end. Will a further extension of its term be detrimental to the common good?
Fixing copyright is essential for Malcolm Turnbull's 'ideas boom' to succeed, but you wouldn't know it given the slow and repetitive approach to copyright reform.
Will they stand with the protestors worried about an erosion of freedoms or with the companies eager to protect their intellectual property?
Copyright law had to figure out how to deal with digital media. Now 3D printers – and their capacity for infringement – are poised to challenge the patent system in a similar way.
This could be the final act in the legal battle to recoup money from Australians who allegedly illegally downloaded the movie, Dallas Buyers Club.