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.
The government has agreed to the Harper competition review recommendation on parallel imports on books, but there's still a long way to go on IP reform.
A treaty that allowed copyright owners to decide how and when their content was made available to the public has been interpreted too broadly by some.
Google has won again in its efforts to create a searchable digital library of books. But many author groups still believe the project infringes their copyright.
Enforcing copyright protection in the digital age has become complex. South Africa should tread carefully as it amends its copyright laws.
Trump is getting protective over his trademark 'Make America Great Again'. But it might not be such a good idea.
Copyright lasts the life of the author plus 70 years before it enters the public domain. But the author and their family are often not the beneficiary. Perhaps it's time for shrink that term.
Intellectual property laws, 19th-century legislation struggling for relevance in the 21st century, are well overdue for reform.
The US may be closer than people think to a deal over geographical indications, laws that protect products based on their location such as Champagne, Darjeeling tea and prosciutto di Parma.