How to Copyright Films

What is Copyright? A copyright is an exclusive right granted to an author of original work for a limited period of time. For a work to be eligible for copyright protection, it must be original and be reduced to material form. In South Africa all these works are...

Chobani Greek Yoghurt’s lawsuit Tweet

Chobani Greek Yoghurt‘s recent tweet caused a copyright infringement lawsuit from Dov Seidman against it’s New York-based Chobani and its advertising agency Droga5. Author Dov Seidman is suing for copyright infringement stemming from an ad campaign that...

Copyright Infringement: File-sharing Online

In December 2013 one of the first arrests were made in South Africa for copyright infringing file-sharing online. Majedien Machos Norton was convicted of criminal copyright infringement for posting a copy of a local movie, Four Corners, on Pirate Bay. The 29 year old...

Do consumers have the right to resell music?

ReDigi.com is a website where you can buy pre-owned music from other users or sell your own pre-owned music straight from the users’ Cloud space. The system is set up in a way that allows users to buy and sell pre-owned digital music direct from one user to...

Michael Jackson Copyright Lawsuit

Michael Jackson‘s estate filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Howard Mann in 2011 for establishing an unauthorized website  that revealed unreleased Michael Jackson songs and photographs. The lawyers claimed that all the assets are owned by the estate...

Google Alerts

Use Google Alerts to detect plagiarism and copyright infringement. Search your name, website URL, or common combinations of words that you use in your articles. Google Alerts emails you the latest relevant results based on your choice of query / topic. Enter the topic...

Copyscape

Copyscape is an online plagiarism checker and detects duplicate content. Copyscape is a free public service to address copyright infringement and plagiarism. Anyone can copy your website content and claim it as their own. It is up to you to find out whether someone...

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 novel written by Dan Brown. The title of the novel refers to, among other things, the fact that a murder victim is found in the Grand Gallery of the Louvre, naked and posed like Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man,...

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...
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