‘South Africa Country Report’ (with Schonwetter T & Chetty P) in J De Beer (Ed) Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright (2010) Uct Press, 231- 280

Posted: 17 Apr 2016

Date Written: April 4, 2016

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the law and policy for the promotion of access to knowledge and learning materials in South Africa especially against the backdrop of the social and economic needs in the country. Essentially, the South African copyright regime is examined to determine whether it adequately creates a balance between copyright owners and users while promoting access to knowledge and learning materials. Some international frameworks in this regard are also examined. Among other findings, the chapter finds that the key pieces of legislation/regulation in the area of copyright law, the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 and its Regulations, do not make use of many of the flexibilities contained in TRIPs and other international copyright treaties and agreements, particularly in relation to copyright exceptions and limitations

Keywords: South Africa, Copyright, Law and Policy

Suggested Citation

Ncube, Caroline B., ‘South Africa Country Report’ (with Schonwetter T & Chetty P) in J De Beer (Ed) Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright (2010) Uct Press, 231- 280 (April 4, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758587

Caroline B. Ncube (Contact Author)

University of Cape Town ( email )

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Rondebosch 7701
South Africa

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