With so many different forms of media available to the general public, it can sometimes be confusing to determine what is protected by copyright and what is not, if any.

Gauteng copyright attorneys Smit & Van Wyk Incorporated understands this very well and we have the necessary experience and knowledge to assist you with any related query.

While different rules might be applicable to the varied selection of media, there are a few general requirements. It must be original work created by a qualified person eligible for copyright protection. Originality refers to the fact that the author must have created the work through the application of the author’s own creativity and labour.

A qualified person refers to any national or resident of South Africa or a Berne Convention country. In addition, the work that is to enjoy copyright protection must have been reduced to a material form.

For more information on this topic, please contact Smit & Van Wyk Incorporate, the leading Gauteng copyright attorneys.