Copyright & A2K Issues - 26 April 2019

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World Intellectual Property Day

30 SA organisations send Open Letter to the SA President on the Copyright Amendment Bill

Dear Mr President - Candice Morgan | Copyright Amendment Bill & Performers Protection Amendment Bill (Video in Sign Language)

What Creators will benefit from the SA Copyright Amendment Bill

President Ramaphosa should sign SA Copyright Amendment bill

Blind SA blames lack of books for the blind on delay in passing copyrights bill

Jack Devnarian, Actor, and Chairman of SAGA stops by to chat about legislative issues (South Africa)

Limitations and Exceptions

Copyright Issues for Libraries

"Users across the globe may well see a rise in automated censorship and filtering thanks to the European Parliament"

Positive Start to WIPO’s First Copyright Session In 2019

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