Copyright, and photographs or videos of public art, in South Africa: An imperfect picture

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dc.contributor.author Van Wiele, Bram en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-07T03:19:43Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-01 en
dc.identifier.citation South African Journal of Information and Communication 19, 153-163 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 2077-7205 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/50546 en
dc.description.abstract The rise of digital photography and videography has made the creation, sharing and commercialisation of high-quality photographs and videos more accessible, in terms of both cost and skills required. This thematic report examines the impact on copyright infringement of the increase in photographs and videos containing public art. It then analyses the applicability, for such photographs and videos, of the general exceptions for protection of artistic works in South Africa’s Copyright Act 98 of 1978. The author argues that the Act’s general exceptions are too ambiguous, and in at least one important case too narrow, and thus insufficient to cater to the current digital environment. Accordingly, the author proposes the introduction of broadened and clarified copyright exceptions that include fairness requirements. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The African Journal of Information and Communication en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title Copyright, and photographs or videos of public art, in South Africa: An imperfect picture en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.23962/10539/21581 en
pubs.issue 19 en
pubs.begin-page 153 en
pubs.volume 2016 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: University of the Witwatersrand en
pubs.author-url https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-7e5097740 en
pubs.end-page 163 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 796059 en
pubs.org-id Business and Economics en
pubs.org-id Commercial Law en
dc.identifier.eissn 2077-7213 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-03-09 en


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