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,...

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...

How to copyright music?

Copyright protects original musical works. Unlike patents, trademarks and designs, the rights associated with copyright rest in the author of a work once the work is created in a material form. It allows an original work to be considered a property that is owned by...

How to Copyright Photographs

Copyright protects original photographs. Unlike patents, trademarks and designs, the rights associated with copyright rest in the author of a work once the work is created in a material form. It allows an original work to be considered a property that is owned 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...

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 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...

Copyright as Property Right explained

Copyright is governed by a set of intellectual property laws. Just as patents, trademarks, and designs are types of property rights, so must one respect copyright a property right. A right means that you must have author or ownership over the work and are entitled to...

Copyright on the content of Patents

Copyright on the content of patents is still new and legislation differs from country to country. In the USA you can obtain copyright on the content of patent applications if you include a specific notice that stipulates that the disclosure of the patent document...