Copyright

South African Government Perpetuates the “Book Famine”

by Denise Nicholson • April 8, 2021

Since 1998, the library and higher education sectors in South Africa have been calling for a more balanced and updated copyright law.  In 1998 and 2000, the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association (SAUVCA) and the Committee of Technikons (CTP), the then representative bodies of all the public-funded universities and technikons, mandated two copyright task teams […]

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South African Government Perpetuates the “Book Famine”

South African Copyright Amendment Bill – Still No Progress!

by Denise Nicholson • March 16, 2021

The Copyright Amendment Bill was first published for public comment in July 2015. It went through a long and drawn-out process in the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry and the National Council of Provinces. There were public workshops, a multi-stakeholder conference and many calls for submissions from stakeholders.  Public hearings were also held in Parliament in August 2017, to […]

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South African Copyright Amendment Bill – Still No Progress!