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It’s vital to get the Copyright Amendment Bill right

The currently proposed hybrid ‘fair use’ principle does not do nearly enough to protect artists, and will bankrupt them if it forces them to litigate each instance of copyright infringement

Behind Ramaphosa’s rejection of the Copyright Bill

The poorly conceptualised and materially flawed proposed legislation was patched up instead of being rewritten. It will now go to Parliament, which should reject the Bill as unfixable

See the light and pass the Copyright Amendment Bill

Strict copyright laws, championed by media mega-monopolies, dash the prospects of young learners, performance artists and the blind in South Africa

Bills knock movie, TV industry

Film-makers fear that two new laws will affect the viability of productions

Cyril’s industrial reboot will not drive economy to success

The president disclosed a development U-turn but the Special Economic Zones and China’s carbon intensive interests are likely to prevail

Dear Cyril, sign the Copyright Amendment Bill

Reasonable time has now passed for you to act, say the signatories of this open letter to the president and Cabinet ministers

Sosela’s one-stop-legal-shop for the arts

Three lawyers, two of them from corporates, have set up a firm offering legal and business advice

USAf’s Copyright Bill rebuttal raises questions and answers none

Bawa’s response misses the point completely. Furthermore, it seem USAf does not represent the position of all South African universities on this issue

USAf’s position on Bill in line with its mission

Universities South Africa takes exception to André Myburgh’s characterisation of its submission on the Copyright Amendment Bill

Does the Copyright Bill promote access?

The proposed new legislation is expected to have a detrimental effect on South Africa’s creative economy

Send copyright Bill back to Parliament, Mr President

It may have good intentions but it fails to achieve what it sets out to do

Copyright Amendment Bill sent back for the right reasons

Parliament passed the Bill but the president has, for very good reason, did not sign it off

‘Lobbyists stall arts’ new dawn’

Activists believe the president is under pressure from corporates not to sign two Bills that would benefit artists

New copyright law will benefit South Africans with disabilities

South Africa's new Copyright Amendment Bill could help the country take an important step in tackling its own “book famine

​The Copyright Amendment Bill is a recipe for recolonising education

One of the unintended consequences of the Bill will be the dominance of foreign content in our schools, as it will disincentivise local creatives

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