Save the Date! The Fourth Annual Copyright Week is January 16 – 20, 2017

Next week is Copyright Week! A whole week about copyright? Yip, that’s right. There’s lots to say, discuss and advocate for change around copyright to make the world a better place!

The copyright law in South Africa is governed by the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978, (as amended up to Copyright Amendment Act 2002).

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CCSA & Code4SA Open Data Now UnConference

By: Kelsey Weins

As a response to the restrictive policies of the Apartheid government, the right to access to information was enshrined in the South African Bill of Rights. The Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000 outlines the process through which citizens can request information held by public and private bodies. While important, the act is challenging and often creates an adversarial relationship between requestor and requestee. The Open Data movement, worldwide, and in South Africa seeks to change the relationship between government and society with regards to data.

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CC Africa Regional Convening

By: Kelsey Weins

A first for the continent almost 50 CC volunteers from more then 15 countries across Africa all meet up together in Entebbe Uganda. The CC Uganda team held host to us in their breathtaking country while we discussed Creative Commons and Africa. With the generous support from the Macarthur Foundation this was the first opportunity for many of us to put faces to names and a true opportunity to share successes and lessons amongst each other.

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