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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

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

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

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

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

Copyright law may change

Critics say the new law will favour tech giants like Google and negatively affect the creative industry

Woolies in baby sling boo-boo

After a blog accused the retailer of stealing the design, it apologised and stopped sales

EU Parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

Backing the draft were traditional media, in urgent search of income at a time when web users shun newspapers and television

My life as a stock photo

Before you sign a consent form for the use of your image, be aware of the far-reaching consequences

So who did plant the seed?

A dramatist and petrol attendant who wrote Imbewu is up against entertainment industry heavyweights behind the TV series Imbewu: The Seed

Elon Musk in copyright challenge over a farting unicorn

The techpreneur is accused of stealing a drawing of a farting unicorn and not crediting or paying the artist

Originality key to copyright

The internet and communications technology have changed the way we consume and gather news.

You thought we wouldn’t notice – but we did

What do you do if someone steals your photograph and uses it commercially on a large scale without your knowledge?

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