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Author: Sean Flynn

Date: July 13, 2020

Original Source: Info Justice

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South African President’s Reservations to Copyright Bill Not Supported by Law

The President of South Africa recently exercised his power to return the long considered Copyright Amendment Bill back to Parliament because of reservations about its constitutionality.[1] Specifically, the South African President declared unconstitutional the provisions in the bill that would require contracts with creators to include royalty payments, the reversion of ownership rights back to creators, and the introduction into South Africa of a fair use right and other common exceptions to copyright.

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