Fears about Minister Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she's been accused of issuing illegal interception orders, writes Adriaan Basson.
The Coalition for Effective Copyright in South Africa has urged that the Copyright Amendment Bill be referred back to Parliament by President Cyril Ramaphosa for contentious points to be ironed out.
South Africa is clearly the latest terrain of a world-wide tug-war between creators of authored works, publishers, cultural industries, tech firms and their activists over the protection of copyright, writes Collen Dlamini.
Protection of property rights goes hand in hand with economic growth, says Sifiso Skenjana.
Thursday will be the final opportunity for the bill to be passed by the National Assembly.
The adoption of fair use outlined in the pending Copyright Amendment Bill has long been endorsed by a number of public interest organisations. But the bill has been waiting for the president to sign it into law since at least April.
We believe the Copyright Amendment Bill now before you will hurt the creators it aims to protect. If passed, it will reduce the income of content creators, and remove the incentive to create original works.
The Copyright Amendment Bill can have a devastating impact on the creative industry, impacting jobs and revenue, a coalition of artists, writers and publishers has said.
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