We are a coalition of writers, filmmakers, photographers, educational content producers, software and video game developers, technology entrepreneurs, artists, poets, producers of accessible format materials and other South African creators.

 

We call on Government to include in the ongoing copyright reform three key issues to enable us to create the next generation of South African content for the world.

The Right to Create.

Current law lacks many modern exceptions to copyright.  We need these exceptions to make original work and to exercise our freedom of expression.

The Right to Own.

Current law makes the commissioner of many works the default owner of our art. This restricts ability of many to distribute, re-mix and profit. 

The Right to Earn.

Current law does not adequately protect us against abuses and exploitation.  

 
 
 Censored version of the Two Statues of Gugulethu Seven Memorial in Gugulethu, Cape Town. Done to illustrate the importance of   Freedom of Panorama in South Africa   due to the ambiguous way the Copyright Act deals with media of public works of art that prevents the sharing of such material online.  Source:  Wikimedia Commons , CC-BY-SA 4.0, author - Nkansahrexford

Censored version of the Two Statues of Gugulethu Seven Memorial in Gugulethu, Cape Town. Done to illustrate the importance of Freedom of Panorama in South Africa due to the ambiguous way the Copyright Act deals with media of public works of art that prevents the sharing of such material online.

Source: Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0, author - Nkansahrexford

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15 September 2018

Recently in the media


5 September 2018

Recent news relating to the amending of the South African Copyright Bill

Below is a list of recent articles appearing in the South African media: