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It’s not the role of copyright law to limit creativity.
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This week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the federal government had made the Aboriginal flag ‘freely available for public use’. What does this mean from a legal standpoint?
The Aboriginal flag cannot just be ‘freed’. It is an emblem of our emotion, our loves and losses. It holds our faith, our hope and our future.
Walter Bgoya’s passion for reading goes back to the 1950s. But his worldview was shaped in the 1960s.
Despite a succession of different challenges, Bgoya’s approach has been consistent.
New Zealanders won’t see the full text of the UK free trade agreement until it is signed, meaning it will proceed without open public debate – despite locking in constraints on future governments.
Welcome to the world of digital property.
There’s a difference between owning property and owning the copyright in that property.
Laying claim to a dance isn’t as straightforward as doing the same for a poem.
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In choreography, the gray areas of copyright law make it difficult to determine what constitutes copyright infringement or plagiarism.
Dockside Reading: how dockside protocols shaped copyright and censorship.
How colonial Customs protocols shaped copyright and censorship.
Digitizing archives can make information more accessible, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
During the coronavirus pandemic, digitizing archives can help increase access. But in addition to the labour and financial costs, issues of privacy, copyright and resources need to be considered.
Distance learning has its advantages, but requires the correct technology and respect for intellectual property rights.
Distance learning requires not only the right technologies, but also policies that respect intellectual property and personal data. Open educational resources are an approach that is gathering support.
Ijebu Garri refers to processed cassava from the Ijebu region of western Nigeria.
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Africa needs to take advantage of a copyright law to protect and explore its unique local products.
Line illustrations by Mary Shepard © The Shepard Trust. Reproduced with permission from Curtis Brown Group Limited on behalf of The Shepard Trust
Born Christmas day, 1909, Mary Shepard greatly helped shape the image of Mary Poppins that carries through to today.
Thomas Edison remains the poster child of American invention 89 years after his death.
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The story of invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
The changes for allow access to orphan works and put beyond doubt the right of academics to quote from copyrighted works.
Los 3 de la Habana, perform their song The Trump Song at a rally in Florida.
As you would expect the two US election campaigns differ greatly in their approach to songs.
How Banksy’s glib response to a trademark challenge backfired and lost him a two-year legal battle.
In an industry beset by appropriation, the licensing of an Indigenous artwork for use in a tattoo is a rare sign of respect for the intellectual property rights of artists.
Educational institutions have long been concerned about the risk of being sued for copyright infringement, and a mass movement online introduces new issues.
University instructors should have more leeway in using copyrighted materials during the coronavirus pandemic.
As news media revenues tumble still further amid the COVID-19 recession, the government has pledged mandatory rules to force tech giants to pay for using news content.
Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso
Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.
For Nollywood to fully compete at the global level, it should adopt a smart, proactive approach.