IAF statement on South Africa copyright reform

Luke AlcottAuthors earnings, Copyright law, News, South Africa

The International Authors Forum (IAF) has released a statement on the current status of the Copyright Amendment Bill. IAF is concerned that, as it stands, the proposed reforms to the Copyright Amendment Bill would have the unintended consequences of harming the livelihoods of creators and undermining the creative industries of South Africa.

IAF and its membership, including the Academic and Non-fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa (ANFASA), urges the National Assembly to reconsider the Bill and consult with authors and their representatives to ensure the Bill upholds a balance between access to works and fair remuneration for creators.

Read the full statement here.