A trademark law scholar explains why the impossible-to-apply standard, dating back to the early 20th century, is ineffective and needs to be abolished.
You can't teach an algorithm to recognise when something is funny.
A judgment by the European court has extended copyright to all literary and artistic creations, but cheese is still not protected.
South Africa's copyright law must not continue ignoring the principles of fair use.
The relief that the U.S. didn’t make things even worse for Canada in the new NAFTA should be tempered by the realization that the moment of reckoning hasn’t passed; it’s only been postponed.
Individual creators get too small a share of copyright's rewards. What Bryan Adams is proposing in Canada could also work in Australia to help authors get paid and keep works available to the public.
It's worth noting some key points about copyright and ownership before signing up to social media sites like Instagram.
'Cyberlocker' illegal streaming sites are in a constant cat-and-mouse struggle with law enforcement.
A new copyright reform law has many up in arms – they want you to do something about it before it comes up for a vote.
Information extracted from copyrighted material should not be seen as an infringement. Such analytical use is good for society.
Blockchain technology is flourishing in an open-source environment, which raises the question of whether current intellectual property laws are the best tools to foster innovation.
A new study has found copyright law can act as a deterrent to creation, rather than an incentive for it.
The leading contender for the Oscars has been hit with claims its theme comes from an unacknowledged 1960s play. What does US copyright law say?
The government’s latest Copyright Amendment Bill is a step in the right direction, but it doesn't do enough to foster innovation.
An alternative to an open fair dealing right, or as a clarification, South Africa's copyright law could be amended with a specific provision to protect modern Internet uses.