ENSafrica exec Waldo Steyn, advises business owners to better educate themselves regarding intellectual property laws and understand how these "assets" can be owned and monetized. Waldo was speaking to the Business Hour, regarding copyright laws in South Africa on Thursday 15 APR. He explains that Copyrights automatically come into existence when a creation or art work is made, i.e. books, poems, films, software etc. In other words in South Africa, there is no formal registration process for copyrights upon the creation of a piece of "work".

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