Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978
Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978, governs copyright in South African and it aims to protect the rights of authors, producers and creators regarding their original works (i.e. literary, musical and artistic works, cinematograph films, sound recordings, published editions and computer software). Copyright provides an incentive for creativity and a means of financial compensation for authors and creators of intellectual property.
All use of copyright material is governed by the principle of ‘Fair Dealing’ in Section 12(1) of the SA Copyright Act. Under the provisions of the Act, libraries and archive depots are authorized to supply photocopiers or other reproductions. One of the provisions is that the photocopy or reproductions is not used for any purposes other than private study or personal or private use.
PRACTICAL ASPECTS & APPLICATION OF VUT’S BLANKET COPYRIGHT LICENCE Click HERE
COPYRIGHT DECLARATION FORM
Please print the form, complete and send to the library, care of Mr Josie Moabelo, 1st Floor, Digitization and Copyright.
As from 2011, DALRO will be expected to account to rights’ holders on the method of dissemination, i.e. paper vs electronic, of their copyright-protected material. It is therefore essential to ensure that, in respect of every licensed item reported to DALRO under VUT’s blanket licence, it is clearly indicated whether it had been disseminated by way of paper copies (hand-outs, course packs, etc.) or by electronic means (institutional intranet, library’s electronic reserve, CD-ROM, etc.).
In the light of this request, please make sure that you complete point 6 correctly.