Creative Coalition to challenge Copyright Amendment Bill


Coalition for Effective Copyright rallies to protect the rights of creators, producers, publishers and those working in the creative sector from the far-reaching negative impact of the bill.

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Organisations representing a range of creative arts, production and publishing interests have joined forces to call for a thorough review of the Copyright Amendment Bill in its current form.

The Coalition for Effective Copyright comprises:

  • The Music Publishers Association of South Africa (MPASA)
  • Independent Black Filmmakers Collective (IBFC)
  • The Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA)
  • Academic and Non-Fiction Authors of South Africa (ANFASA)
  • Printing SA (PIFSA)
  • Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA)
  • RiSA Audio Visual (RAV);
  • Dramatic, Artistic, Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO)
  • Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA)

The Coalition is calling on the NCOP to undertake further stakeholder engagement before passing this bill in what they believe will be a rubberstamping exercise on 20 March 2019.

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Published in BizCommunity on 15 March 2019