n South African Intellectual Property Law Journal - Moneyweb (Pty) Ltd v Media 24 Ltd & another [2016] 3 All SA 193 (GJ); 2016 (4) SA 591 (GJ) - case analyses and notes

Volume 5 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2309-4532



Recently the South Gauteng High Court had the opportunity to consider the appropriate use of news media content published by commercial competitors in the online environment. In Moneyweb (Pty) Ltd v Media 24 Ltd & another1 (Moneyweb) the applicant, a financial news publication, alleged that the first respondent had reproduced substantial parts of seven of its articles and, as they were protected by copyright as literary works, such action constituted both direct copyright infringement and unlawful competition.

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