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Data as currency: how to use and monetise data
Data as currency: how to use and monetise dataArticle

We generate a massive amount of information every day. This information can be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations; yielding outputs with a multitude of uses.

Dina Biagio 26 Apr 2021

What are the IP implications of virtual reality?
What are the IP implications of virtual reality?Article

Virtual reality has been on the rise in the past years and is a growing and dynamic area of technological advancement and development. In 2020, through necessity, many of us have found ourselves conducting various aspects of our lives, everything from business meetings to birthday parties, through virtual platforms...

Nicole Smalberger 19 Nov 2020

Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.
Netflix Naija: Creative freedom in Nigeria's emerging digital space?Article

Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood. The dominant streaming company announced its presence via its newly created Twitter handle, NetflixNaija...

Samuel Andrews 20 Mar 2020

Police officers detain Sahara Reporters journalist Victor Ogungbenro during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Staff at the online newspaper report sustained harassment targeting them and their website. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
US-Nigeria website censoredArticle

US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship...

12 Dec 2019

Credit: Pepkor
Pep, Truworths and Ackermans lead clothing retail customer satisfaction rankingsArticle

In South Africa's fashion retail sector, Pep Stores and Truworths score the highest in terms of customer satisfaction...

29 Jul 2019

Over 900,000 users affected by fake video games spreading malware
Over 900,000 users affected by fake video games spreading malwareArticle

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the growing demand for video games by distributing malware through fake copies...

27 Jun 2019

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese
Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheeseArticle

"Blessed are the cheesemakers", runs the famous line from the Monty Python film Life of Brian. But a recent court case gives the lie to the notion that manufacturers of cheese have fortune on their side...

Estelle Derclaye 22 Jan 2019

3D printing and the protection of IP rights
3D printing and the protection of IP rightsArticle

The ease with which 3D printing technology makes it to copy and reproduce products, regardless of whether the goods are protected by a patent, trademark or copyright, creates complex IP policing issues...

Pamela Maluleke 14 Dec 2018

Where does graffiti stand when it comes to copyright?
Where does graffiti stand when it comes to copyright?Article

Once considered vandalism and destruction of public property, graffiti has been embraced by fashion houses and major corporations in their advertising campaigns...

Juel Barnett 24 Aug 2018

Sun hotels square off in Namibia
Sun hotels square off in NamibiaArticle

The Namibian High Court recently issued a decision dealing with passing-off and copyright infringement in the matter of Southern Sun Africa and Southern Sun Hotel Interests vs Sun Square Hotel...

Kareema Shaik 1 Jun 2018

Kim Dotcom - The man who got between America and its money
Kim Dotcom - The man who got between America and its moneyArticle

If you get between America and its money, you can bet your bottom dollar that the state will come after you, no matter where you go. That's exactly what Kim Dotcom did...

Issued by Showmax 7 May 2018

MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-off
MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-offArticle

Celebrated South African fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, creator of the MaXhosa by Laduma brand, is taking legal action against Spanish fashion retailer Zara over an alleged case of copyright infringement...

25 Apr 2018

H&M’s New Routine sportswear campaign featuring graffiti artist Revok’s unauthorised artwork in the background. © H&M
Big brands ripping off street art is not cool: why illegal graffiti should be protected by copyrightArticle

When street artist Jason "Revok" Williams sprayed his trademark chevrons on a handball court in Brooklyn, he probably didn't imagine he would end up in a legal fight with a high-street fashion giant for breach of copyright...

Enrico Bonadio 9 Apr 2018

Google-Getty deal is good, but more needs to be done
Google-Getty deal is good, but more needs to be doneArticle

SAFREA applauds the partnership between Google and Getty Images that was announced earlier this month with a view to preventing photographic copyright infringement...

Issued by SAFREA 22 Feb 2018

I haz wins: Grumpy Cat in $710,000 court payout
I haz wins: Grumpy Cat in $710,000 court payoutArticle

LOS ANGELES, USA: It won't put a smile on her notoriously pouty face but Grumpy Cat, the feline who became an internet meme and a hugely lucrative brand, has just won $710,000 in court...

25 Jan 2018

South African Copyright Alliance voices concerns over proposed Copyright Amendment Bill
South African Copyright Alliance voices concerns over proposed Copyright Amendment BillArticle

The South African Copyright Alliance has written to the parliamentary portfolio committee on trade and industry on the provisions in the proposed Copyright Amendment Bill that, they believe, undermine creators' copyright...

25 Jul 2017

Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ court
Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ courtArticle

New Zealand's High Court ruled on Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire...

20 Feb 2017

IAB South Africa panel discusses Free Speech in the Digital Age
IAB South Africa panel discusses Free Speech in the Digital AgeArticle

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) South Africa convened a panel discussion on 'Free Speech in the Digital Age' to debate how we strike the balance between safety and freedom of speech on the Internet...

17 Oct 2016

Top designers back Apple in Samsung patent appeal
Top designers back Apple in Samsung patent appealArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: More than 100 global design professionals on Thursday, 4 August 2016, offered support to Apple in its long-running patent design battle with Samsung, now before the US Supreme Court...

5 Aug 2016

Reviewing Moneyweb copyright judgement
Reviewing Moneyweb copyright judgementArticle

Judgment in the recent case of Moneyweb v Media24 Ltd was eagerly anticipated by both players in the media industry and those with an interest in IP, as there are relatively few instances in which South African courts have been called upon to interpret the provisions of the Copyright Act...

Vicky Stilwell 12 May 2016

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Copyright judgment a 'landmark' for online publishing: Media 24Article

Media24 described Thursday's judgment, which dismissed six of Moneyweb's seven claims of copyright infringement, as a landmark ruling for online publishing...

Ernest Mabuza 6 May 2016

Getty Images goes up against Google to protect photographers' rights
Getty Images goes up against Google to protect photographers' rightsArticle

Getty Images has filed a competition law complaint to the European Commission against Google Inc, focusing specifically on changes made in 2013 to Google Images, the image search functionality of Google...

2 May 2016

Selfies, the new way to die
Selfies, the new way to dieArticle

We live in an age where personal brands are as, if not more, important than where people work or what brands they surround themselves with...

Leigh-Anne Acquisto 14 Jan 2016

Spotify hit with $150m copyright suit
Spotify hit with $150m copyright suitArticle

An artist has filed a $150m lawsuit against Spotify, alleging that the leader of the streaming sector has knowingly reproduced copyrighted songs...

31 Dec 2015

Do you own the copyright in your brand?
Do you own the copyright in your brand?Article

The ironic thing about copyright in logos is that the ownership resides with the person who created the work. This is so regardless of whether the logo was created by someone on commission or whether money was paid for the creation of the logo...

Likonelo Magagula 20 Oct 2015

Copyright Amendment Bill - a diamond in the rough
Copyright Amendment Bill - a diamond in the roughArticle

The Copyright Amendment Bill is by all accounts a grave misfortune and a study in amateur law making. However, it is noteworthy that the Bill contains a set of provisions that is deserving of closer analysis...

Cobus Jooste 26 Aug 2015

Execution of Copyright Amendment Bill 'abysmal'
Execution of Copyright Amendment Bill 'abysmal'Article

The Copyright Amendment Bill, published by the dti in the Government Gazette of 27 July 2015, has some good points but the execution is abysmal...

Prof Owen Dean 11 Aug 2015

Thousands will love your new jingle, Bjorn from Sweden will claim he composed it
Thousands will love your new jingle, Bjorn from Sweden will claim he composed itArticle

In 1971, while at an airport under dark and overcast skies in Ireland - which delayed his flight, Bill Backer - the creative director of McCann-Erickson wrote: 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company'...

Reinhardt Biermann and Stephen Hollis 24 Jul 2015

LA jury puts "Blurred Lines" case to bed
LA jury puts "Blurred Lines" case to bedArticle

The chart topping song "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams has been engulfed in a hurricane of controversy since it first hit the airwaves in 2013...

Sinal Govender 25 Mar 2015

'Sport TV tsotsis stole my slogan'
'Sport TV tsotsis stole my slogan'Article

Rappers Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick, and twin DJs Major League, are up in arms because channel Supersport 4 has begun using the catch phrase "slyza tsotsi" in promos for PSL soccer games...

6 Feb 2015

A middle of the road solution for copyright problems
A middle of the road solution for copyright problemsArticle

For some time there has been a raging debate between those who argue for and against lengthening the term of copyright...

Ralph van Niekerk 15 Jan 2015

Conversely speaking...
Conversely speaking...Article

Converse, the Nike-owned footwear manufacturer, has recently sued 31 different retailers for trade mark infringement. In each case, Converse alleges that the retailer is selling footwear that infringes trade mark registrations that it has for the appearance of its famous Chuck Taylor shoes....

Waldo Steyn 28 Nov 2014

Pirate Bay co-founder released from prison
Pirate Bay co-founder released from prisonArticle

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: A Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay was freed from prison yesterday, a week after his colleague was arrested in Thailand after years on the run...

11 Nov 2014

Google's battle with Murdoch continues
Google's battle with Murdoch continuesArticle

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google fired back at media mogul Rupert Murdoch, disputing a News Corp. complaint in Europe that the Internet company has veered from the path of doing no evil.

29 Sep 2014

Android app pirates face prosecution
Android app pirates face prosecutionArticle

SAN FRANCISCO, US: prosecutors released indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices.

22 Jul 2014

The Google doodle and other fluid trademarks
The Google doodle and other fluid trademarksArticle

There was an interesting article in a publication called TBO (Trademarks and Brands Online) entitled Fluid Trademarks: Keeping Them Watertight. So what are fluid trademarks?

Ilse du Plessis 14 Jul 2014

Stealing from thieves
Stealing from thievesArticle

Digital music sales were seen by many as the saviour of the music recording industry after rampant piracy and illegal file sharing in the 1990's threatened to derail one of the most important and versatile industries.

Stephen Hollis 23 Apr 2014

US film studios sue Megaupload for piracy
US film studios sue Megaupload for piracyArticle

WASHINGTON, USA: The top US film studios have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, shut down by US authorities as part of a criminal probe of online piracy.

9 Apr 2014

Google, Viacom settle YouTube copyright suit
Google, Viacom settle YouTube copyright suitArticle

NEW YORK, USA: - Google and Viacom announced a settlement in a long-running lawsuit claiming the Internet company's YouTube video-sharing site promoted copyright infringement.

19 Mar 2014

Samsung, Google sign patent-sharing dealArticle

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung said Monday, 27 January 2014, it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google in a move to help the South Korean technology firm stave off potential patent disputes in the future.

27 Jan 2014

Update on Fin24.com vs Moneyweb
Update on Fin24.com vs MoneywebArticle

Moneyweb is suing Fin24 for copyright infringement and unlawful competition based on seven articles, published over a year, which included news elements derived - with attribution - from Moneyweb.

12 Dec 2013

Nose-jobs, agencies and copyright infringement
Nose-jobs, agencies and copyright infringementArticle

Brands that neglect to ensure that their digital agencies are aware of the likely risks they face, are complicit in exposing themselves and their stakeholders to a range of substantive risks.

Paul Jacobson 27 Nov 2013

SAMRO protects rights of musicians
SAMRO protects rights of musiciansArticle

In terms of the Copyright Act of 1978, copyright vests in a number of so-called 'works', as defined in the Act. This includes literary works (such as the lyrics of a song) and musical works (such as a melody).

4 Nov 2013

Woolworths and the hummingbird
Woolworths and the hummingbirdArticle

Social media platforms were aflutter recently following allegations by a Cape Town artist that Woolworths reproduced her design of a hummingbird without her consent.

Janine Hollesen 29 Oct 2013

Help for brand owners in fighting counterfeiting
Help for brand owners in fighting counterfeitingArticle

Confound it! We know about clothing and luxury goods, but apparently now you can get counterfeit anything - prescription drugs, alcohol and even chocolate.

Lauren Frizelle 1 Oct 2013

Fin24 refutes Moneyweb plagiarism, copyright infringement allegations
Fin24 refutes Moneyweb plagiarism, copyright infringement allegationsArticle

Fin24 and 24.com have responded to Moneyweb's allegations by strongly denying the charges and said they look forward to the case establishing a precedent.

6 Sep 2013

Gaelyn Scott
Rihanna and passing-offArticle

It's been well reported that Rihanna succeeded in her court case against the retail chain Topshop.

Gaelyn Scott 5 Sep 2013

Rihanna, her image ... and lessons for SAArticle

It was recently well reported that the singer Rihanna has sued the UK retail chain Topshop for US$5m in damages for the unauthorised use of her image on a t-shirt. There are lessons for SA retailers, marketers and advertisers.

Gaelyn Scott 15 Jul 2013

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