PIJIP Workshops on South Africa’s Copyright Amendments Bill


A Copyright Amendment Bill will be tabled in Parliament by the South African government proposing to reform the current system of copyright law in the country to include a “fair use” clause modeled on US law. American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is visiting South Africa December 1 through 15 to participate in a series of workshops and lectures exploring how adoption of the proposed fair use standard may benefit creativity, innovation and development in the country. The workshops and presentations will include discussion of recommendations on the Bill submitted by legal scholars in a Joint Academic Submission on the Copyright Bill, consisting of a summary letter, table of section-specific comments, and proposed text for Sections 12 and 12A)

Events being sponsored by PIJIP and partner organizations of the Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights include:

The Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights is a project of PIJIP that mobilizes research and academic expertise to promote the achievement of balance in copyright reform around the world through inclusion of appropriately general, open and flexible exceptions.

To seek an invitation for any of the specific events, please use the contact for each event listed above.

Future workshops will take place in Australia and New Zealand in February, at American University in Washington DC in March and in Toronto, Canada in April. Specific announcement for those events are forthcoming.