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...

South African Copyright Law

The South African Copyright Law regulates all aspects of copyright in the country including the rights to compensation, acknowledgement, authorship, usage, and distribution of works protected under the South African Copyright Law. The main South African Copyright Laws...

Copyright Lawyers

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

Works NOT protected by Copyright Law

Copyright law although rather broad in the variety protected does not extend to cover ideas not expressed in tangible format. Saying and thinking something will not qualify the idea for copyright protection. To be protected under copyright law the idea must be...