Facebook now blocks people from sharing links to notorious piracy site The Pirate Bay

2019-10-01 09:02

Facebook no longer allows its billions of users to share links to world's most well-known piracy website, The Pirate Bay.

Hear our voices on the Copyright Amendment Bill

2019-04-15 13:19

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.

These celebrities are trademarking their names and the names of their children – and you can too

2019-02-21 15:50

You can protect your hustle just like these famous personalities...

Southern Sun gets interdict against Namibian 'copycat' hotel

2018-05-30 13:07

The Namibian High Court ruled in favour of SA hotel group Southern Sun in a case involving so-called "passing-off" and copyright infringement.

MaXhosa by Laduma is taking legal action against Zara over ‘copy-cat design’

2018-04-24 13:39

The local company says its pursuing legal action against Zara for copying its signature design pattern.

New copyright bill may negatively impact publishers - PASA

2017-08-02 21:00

The publishing industry will face significant negative consequences if the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill is introduced, warns the Publishers Association of SA.

MTN ordered to take down its music

2016-02-10 09:23

Fed-up songwriters have issued mobile network MTN a ‘take-down’ notice to remove music from its stores as of today.

BMW studies 'trademark implications' of Google Alphabet

2015-08-12 15:46

The car maker is looking into Google naming its parent company Alphabet, which is the registered name of one of BMW's subsidiaries.

Moneyweb articles picked apart in court

2015-05-08 16:22

Yet another of the seven articles at the heart of Moneyweb's copyright case it has brought against Fin24, is dissected in court.

Copyright Act outdated, Media24 tells court

2015-05-07 18:08

The Copyright Act has not kept up with the internet age, counsel for Media24 has said in the company's defence after Moneywebhas accused it of using its stories.


Google's lobbying drives haste around Copyright Bill

2019-04-19 06:00

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.

Copyright reforms to improve access to education

2019-03-18 09:18

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.

Google, Facebook dealt blow by EU lawmakers in copyright fight

2018-09-12 15:08

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.

Proudly SA condemns Zara’s copy of local fashion brand, MaXhosa by Laduma's work

2018-04-24 14:41

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.

R2.1bn copyright claim over Madiba image

2018-02-25 06:01

The largest copyright claim for a South African artwork is heading to court, writes Charl Blignaut, and the accusedis the state.

Did Carolina Herrera rip off this Spanish brand's signature handbag handle?

2017-07-17 10:40

Luxe Barcelona-based brand M2Malletier is claiming the new CH Insignia bag is plagiarising their designs.

Anthea Jeffery: The Copyright Bill – threat to patent rights

2015-10-07 16:22

The Copyright Amendment Bill is poorly drafted, inherently vague and so potentially damaging and defective that it should simply be withdrawn, says an analyst.

Judgment reserved in Moneyweb-Fin24 dispute

2015-05-08 18:50

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.

Moneyweb has not shown originality, court hears

2015-05-08 12:43

How journalists compile their articles is in the spotlight as Media24's lawyers argue that Moneyweb has not shown "originality" in a copyright battle between the two.

Important to protect work of journalists, court hears

2015-05-07 12:28

The copyright battle between Moneyweb and Media24 has started in the High Court in Johannesburg, with Moneyweb's counsel taking the lead.

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