Parliament, Thursday, 26 August 2021 – The Portfolio Committee Trade and Industry wishes to inform interested parties and stakeholders that further submissions on the Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill can now be accessed on Parliament’s website.

On 4 June 2021, the committee placed adverts in national and local newspapers as well as on all Parliament’s social media platforms inviting stakeholders and interested parties to submit written submissions with reference only to clause 13 (sections 12A, 12B, 12C and 12D), clause 19 (section 19B) and clause 20 (section 19C) in relation to the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13B-2017].

This call for further submission was in response to the President’s reservations in that various sections of the Bill, including section 12A, which deals with the fair use of a work, was not put out for public comment before the final version of the Copyright Amendment Bill was published and that certain copyright exceptions may be unconstitutional.

Furthermore, the committee invited stakeholders and interested parties to submit written submissions with reference to the alignment of the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13B-2017] and the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill [B24B-2016] with the obligations set out in international treaties, including the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo) Copyright Treaty, the Wipo Performance and Phonograms Treaty, and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.

Public hearings on these bills were held on 11 and 12 August 2021 with the submissions being tabled in the committee. In order to provide public access to these submissions, Parliament had to ensure that it complies with the Promotion of Access to Information (POPI) Act. The process has now been completed.

The submissions received on these bills are published on the parliamentary website for perusal.

APC Submission
ASSAf updated Submission
Authors Alliance
Aysha Patel email
Band Analysis of Woods and MyburghComments on CAB
Beiter Submission 2021
Blind SA
CAPASSO Submission
CCIA Submission
CHELSA Submission
Code for Africa
Comments  on PPB SAMPRA PERFORMER CHAMBER
Comments on PPB SAMPRA PERFORMER CHAMBER
COMMUNIA and WMDE
Copyright Coalition of South Africa
COSATU Submission
CPA Submission
Creative Commons South Africa
DALRO Submission
DEAFSA Submission
DENISE NICHOLSON
DHET Submission
EIFL Submission
FEDUSA UASA SAGA
Fester email
FIAPF submission
Forere Academic opinion
Global Expert Network
Google Submission
HEDSA Letter
HJI Submission
IBFC Submission
ICJ and EELC
IFLA submission
IFRRO Submission
Ilse Assmann Submission
Innovus Submission
IPA Submission
IPO ASA
Jennifer Croll email
Jugdav email
Kawooya Submission
Kirstin Krauss
LCA Submission
LIASA Submission
MPASA Submision
MultiChoice submission
Musicians and Actors for Fair Royalties and Fair Copyright
NAB Submission
NAPTOSA.Submission
NCLIS Submission
NETFLIX Submission
Nhlapo Submission
NLSA SUBMISION
Orpen St Andrews School for Girls
OSALL Copyright submission
Owen Dean
PASA Submission
PEN Afrikaans
PMA Submission
Prof Ncube Submission
R2K Submission
ReCreate Submission
Reda South Africa Country Practice Review Intent to Testify Julia Reda Redacted
RIA Submission
S27 Submissions
SA AfLIA
SADTU Bohlabela
SADTU JB Marks region
SADTU Letter
SADTU NC
SADTU North West
SADTU Pixley ka Seme region
SADTU Willy Mathaila Region
SAFREA
SAGA
SAIIPL Submission
SAMIC Submission
SAMPRA 2017 Bill
SAMRO
SANCB Copyright Alliance
SANLiC
Shakila Maharaj
Simphiwe Mlotshwa
south africa copyright intervetion by electronic frontier foundation 2020
UCT IPU LTL
Unathi Ndiki
VANSA
WCG Maynier Copyright Submission
Wikimedia ZA
Writers Guild of South Africa

Audio recordings for hearings held on 11 and 12 August 2021 will be available on the parliamentary YouTube channel. Stakeholders can committee secretaries, Mr A Hermans on ahermans@parliament.gov.za or Mr T Madima at tmadima@parliament.gov.za

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