South African Copyright Amendment Bill
The South African Chapter is following the progress of the Copyright Amendment Bill in South Africa.
- Copyright Bill is a gateway to accessible knowledge and creativity – not American roulette
- South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill Returned To Parliament For Further Consideration
- Does The South African Copyright Bill Promote Plagiarism?
- Are Fair Use Provisions in the SA Copyright Amendment Bill Far Broader than in the US?
- Copyright Bill could make cost of studying cheaper
- The New Draft Copyright Bill Could Help Unlock the Doors of Learning and Culture
- Commonly Asked Questions about the Bill
- Provisions in the Bill for Education, Research, Libraries and Archives, etc. and Persons with Disabilities
Some helpful sites and documents
- Denise Nicholson’s blog is a useful resource on Copyright.
- An Open Content Finder has been created by the University of Cape Town (UCT) to function as a collaboratively sourced directory of open educational resources, including open textbooks, that can be of use in remote teaching and learning. Drawing content from a number of OER repositories and aggregators, all content is CC licensed. UCT also has a simple-to-use resource on Creative Commons Licensing and Open Education Resources.
- Open access policies that specify the use of Creative Commons licenses can help to share information on critical topics such as COVID-19. There is also a page on Creative Commons’ Response to COVID-19.
Do you know there is a Creative Commons font called the CC Accidenz Commons? It is available under a CC license (naturally) and is free to download, use, and of course, customise. It can be used with word processing software, such as MS Word, and email apps. To use it, download it (it’s tiny at about 14k) and double click to install it. It will then appear in the list of fonts as “CC demo medium”.