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Part of a group of IP rights – provides legal protection to creators/authors of works: (Books, journal articles, music, films etc.)
SA: Copyright Act and Regulations of 1978
Copyright is based on premise © owner has right to control how works are used.
For further inquiries contact us at email@example.com or consult https://lib.uwc.ac.za/index.php/lecturers/copyrightuwc/
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Universities are increasingly turning to online learning as a form of business continuity during the Lockdown period. This will entail a marked increase in the need for online distribution of licensed and other works for remote access by students and teaching staff.
A statement has been published by the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO), giving guidance on procedures to follow when needing to reproduce licensed works. They have subsequently introduced measures that apply to:
Steps to follow at UWC:
A transactional licence is a one-off licence which requires institutions to obtain permissions up front for the specific reproduction of a specific item for a specific purpose. (UWC and CPUT)
A blanket licence is an umbrella licence issued to education institutions against payment of a fixed fee per FTEs (Full-time equivalent Student) (UCT and SU)
For research or personal use (Sect 12 Act:) single copy of reasonable portion
Copies made by academic depts (Reg 13)
By way of illustration: portion of literary/musical work (Sect 12 Act) (By way of example/clarification, not primary source of instruction)
Worst case scenario: Legal action
Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC)
Publishing Liaison Office (PLO): Provides copyright services to 4 universities in Western Cape:
The use of creative commons licensed or public domain images will prevent this occurrence. Cite the relevant photographer or producer if required by the licence. Many of these licenses do not require attribution and then this is not required. Here are some links to help you find such images, stock videos and sound files for your own presentations:
Make use of the creative commons search engine: https://oldsearch.creativecommons.org/
Explore Pixabay or wiki media commons
Search google images using the advanced search function - make sure to select the correct usage option
Type of Content:
Section 10: adopts fair use.
Use Open Access materials (creative commons)
Books/journals: Place original on short loan (small student nos)
E-journals: provide links (library can assist)
Internet content: provide links
Course Packs (printed) no links possible – payment
Reduce size of extracts and pages
Reduce student numbers (actual use)