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Open-source software and the rationale for copyright protection of computer programs
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The rationale for the legal protection of copyright works is based on the perceived need to encourage the creation of works which are considered to be socially beneficial. By awarding authors proprietary ...
IP : politics and beyond
INTRODUCTION: As this lecture also serves as this year’s Annual IP lecture of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law (the “Chair”), I have decided to speak about an aspect of my role as the Chair — or what ...
The new gTLDs and the resolution of trade mark disputes
(Juta Law Publishing, 2014-01)
Following ICANN's decision to permit new top-level domains pursuant to its New gTLD Program, and the likely explosion in the number of top-level domains ("TLDs"), it was anticipated that there would be competing claims to ...
The first-sale doctrine : parallel importation and beyond
(Juta Law Publishing, 2015-08)
In 2013, the United States (“US”) Supreme Court gave its judgment in Kirtsaeng v John Wiley & Sons Inc, which appeared to fundamentally change the US’ position in relation to copyright law and parallel importation. The ...
Copyright protection of computer programs
(Juta Law, 2016-01)
This article seeks to address a misconception concerning the scope of copyright protection of computer programs. It has been suggested that unlike the US courts, the UK and South African courts have not drawn a proper ...