There are some strong arguments for giving machines the rights to their creations.
Many provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been suspended after the United States pulled out. But there's still much to debate about the regional free trade agreement.
The companies that make our digital devices think – and act – like they still own them, even after we've bought them. Are we becoming digital serfs?
It's questionable whether current copyright laws actually support artists or more local content.
The UK is the latest country where tobacco companies cannot market their brands on their packets.
The TPP can't go ahead in any form, so its time the Australian government lets it go.
The copyright wars are set to continue, with the government releasing a Productivity Commission report arguing for a relaxation of intellectual property laws.
The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approach.
The ruling in the Apple-Samsung case is ambiguous, ensuring the case will drag on for years more, potentially even ending up back in the Supreme Court.
Using intellectual property laws to try to shut down Mark Rogers’ 'Save Medicare' website shows how these laws serve to restrict free speech and advance government privatisation agendas.
The United States and other countries are right to reject the TPP, but President-elect Donald Trump's claims about it are misguided.
After nearly two decades of legal battles and negotiations, South Africa is moving to cut the cost of medicines with policies to increase imports and local production of generic drugs.
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?
Australia has never been short of inventors, scientists aren't always at home in the ruthless world of commerce. But if they can be given a helping hand, it could help the entire economy.
Togolese consumers are increasingly choosing Chinese replicas over 'authentic' Dutch wax prints. Their choice raises fundamental questions about the notion of intellectual property.
Olympic organizers are known for fiercely protecting their many related trademarks. It helps maintain their value – but to whose advantage?
Copyright and trademark law mean that the body art inked into your skin may leave you open to an infringement lawsuit.
The IOC is incredibly protective of the Olympic brand. The rings, Rio 2016, and even the flame are all heavily guarded.
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.