The Copyright Amendment Bill has been slammed by critics for setting up a precarious intellectual property regime that will essentially allow the reuse and distribution of creative material if considered for educational purposes.
The bill contains broad exceptions allowing for the use of copyrighted content without compensation in terms of fair royalties or usage fees.
Nickolaus Bauer on the Eusebius McKaiser Show chats to Recreate member David Lydall and musician Tebogo Sithathu on the bill.
The Copyright Amendment Bill will affect every creative part of society, which is pretty much every part of society.— David Lydall, Member - Recreate
Whenever a person designs something new, that is affected by the Copyright Amendment Bill, he explains.
The Copyright Amendment Bill is like a puzzle to many musicians. I want to call all creatives to read the legalities of this bill.— Tebogo Sithathu, Musician
Listen below to the full conversation: