Traditionally seen as an American holiday, more Australians are preparing to celebrate Halloween. Here’s what we know about costumes, cosplay and copyright, just in time for the spooky season.
Authors are furious about finding their works on pirated dataset Books3. Copyright is the usual avenue for redress, but while AI moves at speed, the law is slow – and not designed to combat AI issues.
The legal ruling against the Internet Archive has come down in favour of the rights of authors.
Prosecraft creator Benji Smith believed he was honouring copyright laws, while using more than 25,000 books without authors’ consent. What does the law say? A copyright expert explains.
Mona Awad and Paul Tremblay’s lawsuit claims their books were used without their consent. But copyright protection doesn’t apply to ideas – they’ll need to demonstrate the likelihood of economic loss.
When universities do use fair dealing to supplement purchased, licensed and freely available resources, they work within guidelines developed across the education sector.
The decision may make it hard to report the news, make documentary films, write biographies or even teach a class.
Do you own a literary work that ChatGPT helped you write? Does OpenAI? The legal questions are thorny, and the answers unclear.
We may know what ChatGPT can do, but questions remain over who owns the copyright.
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, recently signed the copyright law. Its provisions will be beneficial only if it is well implemented.
The Canadian government is planning to implement ‘right to repair’ for electronic devices. This has the potential to give consumers more options, and challenges corporations’ hold over knowledge.
There is a distinction between deliberate use of a song to support a particular political campaign, and incidental music in the background at a social function hosted by a political party.
Canada’s extension of copyright might be good for corporations that hold copyrights, but it’s bad news for creators and the public.
The artist who once declared “copyright is for losers” finds himself locked in a legal battle over use of his artwork.
In the age of TikTok, images of people in public go viral all the time. Here’s how the law does and doesn’t protect you.
It’s a long-standing principle that people should be able to read the laws that govern them. But many technical rules and standards are hard to find and access, even for lawyers or court officials.
It’s not the role of copyright law to limit creativity.
A fair copyright law should protect creative works in the face of fast changing technologies.
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?
How the UK Court of Appeal reached its decision.