There are some strong arguments for giving machines the rights to their creations.
Amazon this week purchased the global rights to J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings to turn it into a television series. What are the implications for Australia's content and its global reach?
Is this our relationship to tech companies now?
Queen Mary Master
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?
Cheerleaders and smartphones are in the Supreme Court’s hands.
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?
Official Olympics merch.
Olympic organizers are known for fiercely protecting their many related trademarks. It helps maintain their value – but to whose advantage?
Think twice before copying Tyson’s tattoo.
Copyright and trademark law mean that the body art inked into your skin may leave you open to an infringement lawsuit.
Trophy and hands via shutterstock.com
Google saves $9 billion, programmers and users get to keep a popular language and its apps – and a key Oracle product stays alive.
M2 Venture Catalyst will fund the development of new medicines.
The new venture between Melbourne and Monash Universities will help bridge the gap that exists in commericialising medical research.
Generic medicine is essential to regions like the Southern African Development Community where HIV is endemic and cheap drugs are needed.
The generic drug industry has become essential to developing countries that need access to cheaper drugs to treat their heavy burdens of communicable diseases.