IFRRO submission on the South Africa Copyright Bill

IFRRO has submitted comments to the South African Department of Trade and Industry on the proposed Copyright Amendment Bill 2015.

In its comments IFRRO draws attention to the importance of locally created content to cultural independence, the economy and employment and submits that the current draft of the Bill is likely to have a negative impact on locally created content.

The submission also states that there are no persuasive arguments for South Africa to change its current copyright legislation with respect to ‘Fair use’ and exceptions for educational use should only be allowed when primary and secondary (collective licensing) markets do not function.  Click here for the full IFRRO submission.