Fewer books will be available to South Africans, and the books remaining under copyright will be more expensive, if the country gives in to US pressure to extend its copyright term.
Banksy’s Valentime’s Day mural was defaced with pink spray paint soon after it appeared.
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The defacing of a new Banksy mural in Bristol has raised some interesting legal questions.
Libraries, archives, museums and galleries have finally been included in South Africa's contested new proposed copyright bill.
Ghana is very protective of its cultural heritage.
New regulations on the use of folklore are a hindrance to local artists.
Books should be easily available in accessible formats, like Braille.
South Africa's new Copyright Amendment Bill could help the country take an important step in tackling its own “book famine”.
Sued: Katy Perry.
The US pop singer has been ordered to pay a Hip Hop artist for copyright infringement. But the judgment lowers the bar on musical copying.
The Indigenous flag flies above Victorian Parliament in 2017.
As the flag's copyright owner, Luritja artist Harold Thomas has the right to grant licences to whomever he pleases. Asking the government to buy back his copyright licence could be seen as an appropriation of Aboriginal property rights.
Erik Brunetti believes his FUCT clothing brand deserves a trademark.
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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.
Hitler is not amused: an internet parody based on a scene from the film Downfall.
Hitler Rants Parodies
You can't teach an algorithm to recognise when something is funny.
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A judgment by the European court has extended copyright to all literary and artistic creations, but cheese is still not protected.
South Africa seeks to amend its outdated copyright legislation.
South Africa's copyright law must not continue ignoring the principles of fair use.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Parliament Hill the morning after an agreement was reached on a new trade deal with Mexico and the U.S.
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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.
Artists can be denied control of their creations for life. Bryan Adams at the 2015 AFL Grand Final.
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.
Back to the drawing board: the proposed copyright reform is unworkable.
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 has turned conventional thinking about intellectual property and copyright on its head.
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.
In a new study, various creators described the process of obtaining copyright permission as ‘incredibly stressful’, ‘terrifying’ and ‘a total legal nightmare’.
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?