Browsing: Andrew Rens

Andrew Rens
Changing copyright: the bigger picture

Writing in defence of rights management and in response to my comment on his interview, Spoor & Fisher’s Owen Dean says he and I “approach copyright from two diametrically opposed departure points”. We do. But Dean goes on to misconstrue what I wrote in a number of ways

Opinion
In defence of rights management

Andrew Rens has commented on the recent interview TechCentral conducted with me in which I expressed critical comment on the state of SA’s copyright laws and, more particularly, as they affect the music industry. Rens and I approach copyright from two diametrically opposed departure points, so it’s not surprising that we have differing views on what constitutes appropriate protection under copyright.

Andrew Rens
Don’t repeat copyright mistakes

In a recent interview with TechCentral, Owen Dean of specialist intellectual property lawfirm Spoor & Fisher urges that SA should ratify a treaty that requires anti-circumvention provisions meant to stop copyright infringement