Copyright Attorneys

Copyright Registrations

Copyright attorneys are often asked to represent clients when there is a dispute as to who is the author of a certain work and thus holds the copyright.

The South African legislation considers the following as authors:

  • Literary, musical or artistic works – the person who first makes or creates the work
  • Photographs – the person responsible for the composition of the photograph
  • Sound recordings – the person who made arrangements for the making of the recording
  • Films – the person who made arrangements for the making of the film
  • Broadcasts – the first broadcaster
  • Published editions – the publisher of the edition
  • Programme-carrying signals – the first person emitting the signal to a satellite
  • Computer programs – the person who exercised control over the making of the program

If you are looking for expert copyright attorneys to help you protect your rights and work, don’t hesitate to contact Smit & Van Wyk Incorporated.

Contact details for Smit & Van Wyk:

+27 (0) 12 349 7800

+27 (0) 86 619 0493


Physical Address / Courier:
Block A Apex Corporate Park
Quintin Brand Street
Persequor Technopark
Meiring Naudé Avenue
South Africa

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