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It has been described in the most unflattering terms. "Shambolic", "Cultural re-colonisation" and worse. This is the state of the Copyright Amendment Bill currently under scrutiny in Parliament. Will South African artist's interests come first or will the new Act be stillborn? What are the objectives of the amendment? What is new and how will artists benefit?
Find out more from my special guest who is also an expert appointed by Parliament's Portfolio Committee on the Copyright Amendment Bill.
In episode thirty-three of An Artist's Journey Podcast my special guest is copyright expert Andre Myburgh. He is a lawyer currently advising internationally on copyright law. Andre Myburgh is also an expert adviser to Parliament's Portfolio Committee working on the new Copyright Amendment Bill.
Find out why this expert is saying that "South Africa is being set up as an experiment".
You will also find out:
- Why the Copyright Amendment Bill was launched;
- What are user's rights and why you should care;
- Examples of foreign interests that will benefit from the amendments;
- The concept of fair use and how it will shake up South African law and impact artists;
- New powers for galleries;
- what is the resale royalty right and will it help artists get paid more?
- How far will copyright be undermined in the future?
- What is the panorama exception and the curious reasoning behind it's expanded interpretation;
And much more.
Listen to this episode below.
Read Andre Myburgh's expert opinion to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee.
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