Public Domains

Public domains refer to work not covered by copyright anymore. Public domains as related to literary, artistic, broadcasting, and musical products are works for which the copyright may have expired or for which no intellectual property rights exist or the copyrights...

Copyright Infringement Questions

Some of the most common questions regarding copyright infringement are briefly answered below. Is a website owner responsible for the copyright infringement on their website if a user has uploaded copyright protected work for which there has not been given permission...

Copyright infringement of software

Copyright infringement of software is often referred to in the slang way as software piracy. Not all copyright infringement of software is piracy though as there are several means to commit such copyright infringement. Copyright piracy has become a global problem with...

Digital Watermarking Protection

Digital watermarking refers to the practice of embedding specific visible or invisible information into a digital signal or multimedia product such as a video, image, graphic or audio file. The idea behind digital watermarking is to deter others from changing the...

Copyright Violations in the Recording Industry

Copyright violations in the form of piracy cost the recording industry of SA more than R500 million a year. This is according to the chief executive of a copyright agency – James Lennox. When looking at the staggering losses because of piracy it is no wonder that the...

Plagiarism vs Copyright Infringement

What is the difference between Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement? Many people mistakenly believe that plagiarism and copyright infringement are the same. Plagiarism means kidnapping and thus refers to the use of someone else’s words or work as one’s one. Copyright...