It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to miss the forest for the trees. But what's to be done when the forest suddenly goes up in flames? asks Ron Derby.
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The current term of copyright in South Africa is life-of-the-author plus 50 years. But the US is pressuring South Africa to extend the term to life-plus-70, says Paul Heald.
Duty-free exports under America's African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) as well as other tariff concessions could be ended if the Trump administration believes intellectual property rights will not be honoured in South Africa.
Facebook no longer allows its billions of users to share links to world's most well-known piracy website, The Pirate Bay.
We believe the Copyright Amendment Bill now before you will hurt the creators it aims to protect. If passed, it will reduce the income of content creators, and remove the incentive to create original works.
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The Namibian High Court ruled in favour of SA hotel group Southern Sun in a case involving so-called "passing-off" and copyright infringement.
The local company says its pursuing legal action against Zara for copying its signature design pattern.
The publishing industry will face significant negative consequences if the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill is introduced, warns the Publishers Association of SA.
Fed-up songwriters have issued mobile network MTN a ‘take-down’ notice to remove music from its stores as of today.
The car maker is looking into Google naming its parent company Alphabet, which is the registered name of one of BMW's subsidiaries.
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has warned the public against a business which calls itself Moneyweb Private Bank, saying it is "fraudulently using" the logo of the financial news website to solicit investments.
South Africa is clearly the latest terrain of a world-wide tug-war between creators of authored works, publishers, cultural industries, tech firms and their activists over the protection of copyright, writes Collen Dlamini.
Access to education materials in the new South Africa continues to be limited. The new law should be in the interests of local, as opposed to foreign publishers and authors, write Eve Gray and Desmond Oriakhogba.
Tech platforms and internet activists have protested the outcome of a European Parliament vote to back copyright rules that would help video, music and other rights holders seek compensation for use of their content online.
The country’s “Buy Local” Campaign, Proudly South African, has condemned the apparent unauthorised replication of fashion designer, Laduma Ngxokolo's work by Spanish fashion retailer Zara.
The largest copyright claim for a South African artwork is heading to court, writes Charl Blignaut, and the accusedis the state.
Luxe Barcelona-based brand M2Malletier is claiming the new CH Insignia bag is plagiarising their designs.
The Copyright Amendment Bill is poorly drafted, inherently vague and so potentially damaging and defective that it should simply be withdrawn, says an analyst.
There is more to a story than just writing down information, it has emerged in the copyright dispute between Moneyweb and Fin24 in the High Court in Johannesburg.
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