Copyright Attorneys

The copyright law of South Africa governs the right to control the use and distribution of copyright works, in South Africa. Copyright Attorneys represent clients who’s copyright has been infringed upon, or when they have been accused of infringement....

Copyright Applications

It is not necessary to formally submit copyright applications in order to receive copyright protection. Copyright exists automatically in force of creation. In other words, as soon as the qualifying work is written or recorded on some physical medium, its author is...

Copyright Attorneys

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is an intellectual property law firm located in South Africa. Our copyright attorneys have experience dealing with copyright and trademark related issues. With advances in technology, copyright infringement is increasing, so our copyright...

How to Register Copyright

Copyright is different from other forms of intellectual property because copyright does NOT have to be registered in South Africa & the UK. Once the work is created in material form by the creator / author / writer / photographer, it is instantly protected by...

Copyright Protection Questions

Copyright registration is unnecessary for articles or work on the Internet since copyright is automatically implied the moment that an original creative idea takes tangible form. As such one doesn’t have to register website content. The problem with this is that many...

Related Rights in Copyright

Related rights as a term is used to describe rights in copyright not connected to the real author of the work. The related rights can for instance, have bearing on the rights of broadcasters and performers. Related rights also refer to the protection of the filmmaker...

Copyright Myths Exposed

In many instances copyright infringement takes place simply because of ignorance and misconceptions. A few guidelines are provided below to help you avoid copyright infringement. Work on the internet is copyright protected Make no mistake most works on the Internet...
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