The copyright protection of online user-generated content

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Schönwetter, Tobias en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mudau, Sipho en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-27T04:12:54Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-27T04:12:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mudau, S. 2014. The copyright protection of online user-generated content. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12935
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Online social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube allow creative works to be more easily copied and distributed. This type of content is generally referred to as user-generated content and its creation has become a major component of our daily routine. As a result, user-generated content has the potential to influence not just the nature of social interactions but methods of doing business. The advent of user-generated content poses new challenges to copyright law, the conventional medium of protecting these creative works. The global reach of the internet and the increasing ease of access thereto make infringement of original material more likely and more frequent. User-generated content is also surrounded by legal uncertainty in the areas of defamation and privacy. It is beyond the scope of this paper to deal in any depth with these issues. This dissertation will focus on the implications of user-generated content within the realm of copyright. Specifically, this paper examines whether South African copyright law, in its present state, adequately protect the rights and interests of content creators on one end and website owners and proprietors on the other. This assessment will be guided, in part, by judicial precedent and legislative policies adopted in other jurisdictions. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Intellectual Property Law en_ZA
dc.title The copyright protection of online user-generated content en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Intellectual Property Research Unit en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname Masters in Law en_ZA
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