PEN Afrikaans se artikels en persverklarings oor outeursreg in Suid-Afrika

Comments on the Copyright Amendment Bill

PEN Afrikaans welcomes the revision of the Copyright Act but implores the legislature to consider the impact of the proposed provisions on the creative industries that authors are dependent on. It is our opinion that the Bill, as it stands, does not pass muster on constitutional compliance, legal certainty, and on truly protecting and enhancing the interests of authors whose livelihood depends on the ability to commercialise their work.

Authors unite against Copyright Amendment Bill

Authors have united in their call upon the South African legislature to refrain from adopting the Copyright Amendment Bill to be debated in the National Assembly this week. A petition against the adoption of the Bill, which could have devastating consequences for authors and intellectual, artistic and educational production in South Africa, is being presented […]

Eienaarskap van outeursreg in opdragwerke, met spesifieke verwysing na letterkundige werke – Sadulla Karijker

“Dit is belangrik om daarop te let dat outeurskap (naamlik wie die outeur van ’n outeursregwerk is) en eienaarskap (naamlik wie die outeursreg besit) afsonderlike konsepte in die outeursreg is. Hoewel dit moontlik is vir die outeur van ’n outeursregwerk om ook die outeursregeienaar te wees, is dit nie noodwendig die geval nie.”