Copyright Amendment Bill & Performers Protection Amendment BillCall for comments opened 07 December 2022 Share this page:
Submissions are now closed (since 27 January 2023)
The Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour invites interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on two Bills: Performers Protection Amendment Bill [B 24D – 2016] and Copyright Amendment Bill [B 13D – 2017].
In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making, a verbal representation to the Committee.
The Bill seek to amend the Copyright Act, 1978, so as to define certain words and expressions; to allow for further limitations and exceptions regarding the reproduction of copyright works; to provide for the sharing of royalties in copyright works; to provide for the payment of royalties in respect of literary, musical, artistic and audiovisual works; to provide for resale royalty rights; to provide for recordal and reporting of certain acts; to provide for the accreditation of collecting societies; to provide for a mechanism for settlement of disputes; to provide for access to copyright works by persons with a disability; to provide for the licensing of orphan works; to strengthen the powers and functions of the Copyright Tribunal; to provide for prohibited conduct in respect of technological protection measures; to provide for prohibited conduct in respect of copyright management information; to provide for protection of digital rights; to provide for certain new offences; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
The Bill seek to amend the Performers’ Protection Act, 1967, so as to insert, delete or substitute certain definitions; to provide for performers’ economic rights; to extend moral rights to performers in audio-visual fixations; to provide for the transfer of rights where a performer consents to fixation of a performance; to provide for the protection of rights of producers of sound recordings; to broaden the restrictions on the use of performances; to extend the application of restrictions on the use of performances to audiovisual fixations; to provide for royalties or equitable remuneration to be payable when a performance is sold or rented out; to provide for recordal and reporting of certain acts and to provide for an offence in relation thereto; to extend exceptions from prohibitions to audiovisual fixation and sound recordings and include exceptions provided for in the Copyright Act, 1978; to provide for the Minister to prescribe compulsory and standard contractual terms as well as guidelines for a performer to grant consent under this Act; to provide for prohibited conduct and exceptions in respect of technological protection measures and copyright management information respectively; to provide for further offences and penalties; to substitute certain expressions; to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Enquiries can be also be addressed to the emails provided above.
Issued by: Mr Mandla Isaac Rayi, MP Chairperson of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour.
Track the Copyright Amendment Bill here
Track the Performers Protection Amendment Bill here