What is Copyright?
The Copyright Act currently protects:
Examples of Protected Works:
There is no Copyright on:
Why the concern about Copyright
It is the University’s policy to comply with the Copyright Act and Regulations and in so doing to respect the rights of the authors and publishers and to pay reasonable licence fees where required by law.
Infringement of copyright by the Universities, Heads of Departments or lecturers and students could result in legal action and possible awards of damages.
A Student CAN:
A Student CAN NOT:
Certain works are automatically in the public domain:
Source: YouTube video
Copyright implies that an information source may not be copied in order to avoid buying the source
The copyright law protects authors from losing out on royalties that would be paid to them each time a copy is purchased.
Students who make photocopies of handbooks to avoid purchasing them are breaking the law.
For any queries on Copyright, please contact:
Mr Thapelo Mashishi
Tel +27 11 559 2182
Fax: +27 11 726 7723