Power to the publisher or death to memes? The Copyright Directive debate...

NEWSWATCH: In a move to update internet copyright legislation and give publishing companies more power against internet behemoths, the European Parliament approved the Copyright Directive on Wednesday amid protests...

13 Sep 2018

UNAIDS director and HIV activist in legal battle

Academic and HIV activist Vuyiseka Dubula is being threatened with legal action after accusing a former UNAIDS country director of inappropriate behaviour...

By Tara Osborne 13 Sep 2018

Why the ASA told KFC car ad to spin off the air

#Newswatch: When you think 'KFC' you probably think 'eating Kentucky Fried Chicken', and not how to spin your car...

7 Sep 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Birds do it, bees do it

The Catzavelos hate speech case prompted Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster to investigate whether hate crimes exist on the Maltese islands and his findings may surprise you...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 31 Aug 2018

Are you telling me, or are you selling me?

Nicci Jones looks at keeping rogue influencers in (legal) check...

By nicci jones 29 Aug 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: How to steal a million

Tender fraud and corruption are probably endemic throughout the world but a case has recently been unearthed in Malta that is so diabolically clever, so deviously contrived that it makes the various SAA, SABC, SANRAL and other cadre-deployment shenanigans seem blunt and clunky in comparison...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 24 Aug 2018

Films and Publications Bill deals specifically with child pornography

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana has reiterated that the Films and Publications Amendment Bill is not about censoring society, but it is about rooting out the possession and distribution of child pornography...

15 Aug 2018

'Scotch whisky' now registered as a certification trademark in South Africa

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has registered 'Scotch whisky' as a certification trademark in South Africa, which is the seventh largest Scotch whisky market by volume...

7 Aug 2018

Why you should spring clean your IP portfolio

On a regular basis, companies need to consider whether their IP portfolio is simply gathering dust and whether it can do with a bit of polishing...

By Ursula Baravalle 2 Aug 2018

Policy to transform media sector in the pipeline

Government is working on a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy for the media sector in South Africa, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane...

1 Aug 2018

Deadline extended for comments on National Public Broadcasting Services

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has taken a decision to extend the deadline for the submission of written comments on the National Public Broadcasting Services...

26 Jul 2018

What's in a name? That which we call a trademark...

The iconic RF logo has become synonymous with Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer. However, fans will, no doubt, be outraged to hear that Federer is currently engaged in a legal wrangle with his former sponsor, Nike, about ownership of the logo...

By Vicky Stilwell 10 Jul 2018

Who owns the copyright to musical works?

Copyright may be broadly defined as the exclusive right, in relation to work embodying intellectual content, to do or to authorise others to do certain acts in relation to that work...

By Thando Zibi 28 Jun 2018

Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad

Social media is an excellent marketing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can also be severely damaging...

By linda graham 20 Jun 2018

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