Media Law

/Media Law

All means of mass communication (including television, radio, and newspapers). We especially focus on new media, social media or digital media. We also provide legal solutions for a brochure or catalogue website. We have also helped hundreds of online stores, marketplaces, and communities. You can read our advice, or about the products or services we offer related to this focus area below:

Protect a fictional character using an image trademark

How can you protect fictional characters from exploitation? Considering the potential brand value that fictional characters have for creators in video games and books, the following questions spring to mind: Does copyright provide an appropriate level of protection? What else [...]

Film and Publications Bill – Internet Censorship?

Last week, the South African parliament passed the Film and Publications Bill (or the Film and Publications Amendment Bill). There has been a great deal wrong with the Bill since it was first proposed, and we joined many other interested [...]

By |2019-06-27T09:43:51+02:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Digital Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Media Law, Social Media Law|

You need a good policy framework

There are many organisations that don't have a formal, structured policy framework in place. From a best practice perspective, a formal, structured approach to policy development, implementation and management is required. Unstructured, unilateral and unspecific policies have generally proved ineffective as [...]

By |2019-08-21T17:49:18+02:00June 1st, 2014|Categories: IT Law, Media Law|Tags: , , , , |

Information that must be on your website

The law requires that certain information appears on your website.  Section 43(1) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act) is the relevant legislation.  Very few websites comply with this section despite it being applicable to most web sites.  [...]

By |2019-08-22T12:13:59+02:00October 1st, 2010|Categories: Media Law|Tags: , |