Construction is one of those industries where reputation and innovative designs are quite important. Therefore, robust IP protection and enforcement not only serves to dissuade rivals but, more crucially, may boost a construction firm’s worth and reputation beyond anything else. This article seeks to explain the nexus between various forms of intellectual property and the real estate industry and aims to create a strong argument in favour of why players of this industry should protect and enforce intellectual property seriously.
In the present article, the author seeks to understand the controversy surrounding Section 52(1)(za), a fair use provision exempting wedding events from requiring a copyright license for the music played therein. A recent judgement involving an Expert is used as the basis and the reasons for dissent are enumerated. Further, the contentious section is looked at from a modern perspective whilst revealing a major drawback and a method to plug the same is suggested.