Anti-Copyright Sentiments on the Increase

Anti-copyright groups exist all over the world. The term refers to opposition by groups regarding current copyright laws. Copyright protects the author and creator of original works which are covered under copyright against the unauthorised usage, copying,...

Does copyright on Typefaces exist?

Not all countries recognise copyright on typefaces. The typeface consists of one or more fonts in specific sizes specifically created for stylistic coherence. The typeface consists of the letters of the alphabet, numbers, ideograms, symbols, and punctuation marks...

Copyfraud

Copyfraud refers to the practice of lodging a false claim on copyright to commercially benefit and gain control over the work or works which do not legally belong to a person or entity. Jason Mazzone has introduced the term to copyright theory. At the time of coining...

Copynorms and the Ethical Dilemmas

Copynorms is a term used to describe the normal socially accepted standard regarding the copying of copyright protected material, and specifically as related to the ethical implications thereof. With the Internet being the main tool for sharing of information today it...

Copyright on Religious works

Copyright on religious works has been a hot topic for discussion over the years. Some argue that one has no right to claim copyright on religious works such as the Christian Bible where the content has been created hundreds of years ago. It is, however, important to...

Copyright in Architecture

Copyright in architecture is often misunderstood even by the very same professionals operating in the building industry. Just as copyright applies to literature, music, and works of art, it also applies to architecture and the drawings associated with such. The...

Education Copyright

Education copyright has come a long way from the days when instructors often compiled course packs for their students consisting of photocopied materials without obtaining permission to do so from the publishers or the authors. Copyright in education was often...

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...

Publishing Agreements

As a writer you will want the benefits that come from owning copyright on your work. If however, you plan to get the work published you will have to enter into copyright and publishing agreements with the publisher. As such you will require the assistance of Pretoria...