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Wits Seminar (8 May 2018) on South Africa's Copyright Amendment Bill of 2017

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 11h00 to 14h30

Venue: Wartenweiler Library Conference Centre, 4th Floor, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Facilitator: Denise R. Nicholson, Wits Scholarly Communications Librarian

11h00-11h30: Registration
11h30-11h45: Welcome and introduction of speakers
11h45-12h15: The impact of fair use (and what it is) -  Prof. Sean Flynn - Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC; and co-author of the 2017 PIJIP report entitled The User Rights Database: Measuring the Impact of Copyright Balance
12h15-12h25: Discussion/questions
12h25-13h00: Light lunch
13h00-13h30: Freedom of expression and access to knowledge in a digital world - Tusi Fokane - Independent Media and Policy Consultant, Johannesburg 
13h30-13h40: Discussion/questions
13h40-14h10: South African Copyright Amendment Bill – challenges for the tertiary education sector - Dr. Tobias Schonwetter - Director, Intellectual Property Unit, School of Law, University of Cape Town 
14h10-14h20: Discussion/questions
14h20-14h30: Closing

RSVP (by 3 May) to

Download Flynn & Palmedo (2017) - The User Rights Database: Measuring the Impact of Copyright Balance

Download South African Copyright Amendment Bill of 2017