Downloadable Content & Information

Here is a short list of downloadable content and information about the South African Copyright Amendment Bill.

 
 

COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL (Draft 4.2)

November 2018

Current draft as of November 2018 of the proposed Copyright Amendment bill with Fair Use replacing Fair Dealing (clause 13, page 18). ReCreate South Africa supports this draft bill for enactment into law.

 

Fair Use in South Africa

28 October 2018

Interviews on the importance of adopting Fair Use in South Africa with university students, publishers, film and media industry representatives, documentary film makers, librarians, free knowledge contributors, and disability activists.

 

Fair Use vs Fair Dealing - Australia

A video produced by Creationistas - Australian Copyright Is Broken (3 November 2013) effectively illustrates the difference between Fair Use and Fair Dealing and how it impacts both consumers and producers of creative content. Australia has similar Fair Dealing regulations as South Africa making this video useful to understanding the situation in South Africa as well.

 
 

DTI Copyright Presentation to parliament

31 May 2018

TI’s response to DAC’s presentation on 18 May 2018. The DTI has reconsidered deleting fair use provisions and is now proposing a hybrid approach, based on the Singapore model, which would open up the current fair dealing provisions.  
 

 

 

PARLIAMENTARY Communication

Communication to stakeholders on the Copyright Amendment Bill from the South African Parliament.  17 May 2018

 

DAC Presentation to Parliament

Presentation to Parliament by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) on the 17th May 2018 on their opinion regarding the Copyright Amendment Bill. The DAC supported ReCreate positions on removing default ownership of commissioners and state funders of our copyrights, and on regulating collective management. But of particular concern is their position opposing Fair Use, which reflects a number of misunderstandings. 

 

Freedom of Panorama - Wikimedia ZA

Submission to the Department of Trade and Industry by Wikimedia South Africa calling for the inclusion of Freedom of Panorama into the Copyright Amendment Bill.  September 2015.


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