Andy Warhol in Milan, Italy, January 1987.
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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.
ChatGPT has generated enormous interest, but is some of its content protected under copyright law?
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We may know what ChatGPT can do, but questions remain over who owns the copyright.
The digital era contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry.
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Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, recently signed the copyright law. Its provisions will be beneficial only if it is well implemented.
The right to repair means that consumer goods can be fixed and maintained by anyone.
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.
Paul Langlois, left, and Rob Baker from the Tragically Hip help unveil a plaque at Springer Market Square in Kingston, Ont., in February 2017.
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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 to 70 years after an author’s death puts corporate profits ahead of the public interest.
Canada’s extension of copyright might be good for corporations that hold copyrights, but it’s bad news for creators and the public.
A display from The Art of Banksy: Without Limits exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok. Banksy’s Pest Control website states: “Banksy has NOTHING to do with any of the current or recent exhibitions and they are nothing like a genuine Banksy show.”
The artist who once declared “copyright is for losers” finds himself locked in a legal battle over use of his artwork.
Privacy law doesn’t do much to protect you from being photographed in public, but there are nuances.
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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.
The full text of a law may not be in this book – nor in its online equivalent.
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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.
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It’s not the role of copyright law to limit creativity.
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A fair copyright law should protect creative works in the face of fast changing technologies.
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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?
How the UK Court of Appeal reached its decision.
The Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy was unhappy over Pornhub’s use of Botticelli’s Venus, which they house.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has threatened legal action against Pornhub for use of its art in pornographic work.
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.
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.
The Senate has just announced an inquiry into the use of the Aboriginal flag. Unlike other flags, it is still protected by copyright.
Would you photograph paintings in an art gallery to make a set of postcards? If this scenario give you an ethical twinge, you should feel the same when photographing street art.