Posts Tagged "Copyright"

Confessions of a Struggling Author

Posted on Dec 6, 2022

Confessions of a Struggling Author

I am a struggling author. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t struggle to put the proverbial pen to paper. On the contrary, the words flow easily and in abundance. I fondly believe that I have a way with words – I receive complimentary comments. I have lots of stories to tell. I want to tell them. Why then, you ask, am I struggling? I will tell you. I am an experienced attorney specializing in Intellectual Property Law, especially Copyright. I have written a text book on the subject and have published literally hundreds of learned articles in legal journals. I hold a doctors degree in law (for...

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Copyright Exemptions Unpacked

Posted on Oct 24, 2022

Copyright Exemptions Unpacked

A basic primer on the fair dealing exemptions in copyright law, composed by Professor Owen Dean, now available for download here:   Copyright Exemptions Unpacked

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Copyright Unpacked: a Basic Introduction to Copyright Law

Posted on Oct 24, 2022

Copyright Unpacked: a Basic Introduction to Copyright Law

A basic primer on copyright law, composed by Professor Owen Dean, now available for download here:   Copyright Unpacked      

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Defects in Copyright Amendments Exposed

Posted on Sep 23, 2022

Defects in Copyright Amendments Exposed

STATUS OF THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL For literally years, informed commentators on copyright law have been telling the Government that the Copyright Amendment Bill is fundamentally flawed, badly drafted and misguided in many respects. Alas, none so blind as those who will not see and none so deaf as those who will not hear! The machinations around the passage of the Bill through Parliament and abortive attempts to make cosmetic improvements to it have led to it being a work in progress for more than five years now. It was passed, warts and all, by Parliament at the end of the past decade...

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IP Public Lecture 2022 – Influence or Infringement in Music

Posted on Aug 30, 2022

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Watch the video of the lecture below. The 2022 annual intellectual property law public lecture, presented by the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law, will address influence or infringement in music. The lecture will be delivered by Owen Salmon SC from the Johannesburg Bar, on the topic To Create a Stairway to Heaven All You Need is Spirit. The lecture takes place on 6 October 2022 at the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University. The event is sponsored by Von Seidels IP Attorneys. Date: 6 October 2022 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Venue:...

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