Gauteng Copyright Attorney

With the advancement of technology, many new media have emerged that presents new creations, such as computer programmes and broadcasts.

Gauteng copyright attorney Smit & Van Wyk Incorporated will be able to assist you with queries regarding copyright for this media.

Here is a basic list of works covered in terms of the South African Copyright Act (No. 98 of 1978):

  • Literary works (e.g. novels, poems, textbooks, letters, reports, lectures, speeches)
  • Musical works
  • Artistic works (e.g. paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs)
  • Cinematograph films
  • Sound recordings
  • Broadcasts (electromagnetic transmissions intended for reception by the public)
  • Programme-carrying signals (a programme signal which passes through a satellite)
  • Published editions of books (usually the first print of a literary or musical work)
  • Computer programs (instructions directing the operation of a computer)

Because of the variety of media, it can be difficult to determine the specific applicable copyright laws. Expert Gauteng copyright attorney Smit & Van Wyk Incorporated will be able to assist you and clarify any related issues.

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