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.
When can you use someone else's copyright work without their permission? We explain 'fair dealing' and 'fair use' law in a handy guide.
Many companies are working to prevent customers from fixing broken smartphones and tractors. By doing so, they're missing out on an opportunity to build customer loyalty and boost profits.
Artificial intelligence can now produce original paintings, novels and music.
It's questionable whether current copyright laws actually support artists or more local content.
In 2000, Berry's longtime piano player sued him, claiming he never got any credit for songs he had co-written. Even though the case was dismissed, a St. Louis lawyer decided to investigate further.
A proposed tweak to the copyright laws should make it easier to reversion protected works for people with disabilities.
The copyright wars are set to continue, with the government releasing a Productivity Commission report arguing for a relaxation of intellectual property laws.
A court has ruled that internet service providers in Australia should block access to some illegal file-sharing websites. But is there a better way to beat the priates?
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 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.