Blind SA reflects on International Human Rights Day on Copyright exceptions and limitations
Last year on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020, hundreds of blind and partially sighted people together with copyright activists, entertainers, performers, musicians, academics and other intellectual property practitioners marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria and handed a Memorandum to the National Assembly and President Ramaphosa on the violation of the basic human rights of blind and partially sighted people in respect of copyright exceptions and limitations making producing braille a crime in terms of the outdated Apartheid Copyright Act 1978.
This year, Blind SA awaits the Confirmation of the Gauteng High Court Order of 21 September 2021 declaring the Copyright Act 1978 unconstitutional. Blind SA applied to the Constitutional Court for this relief. The Gauteng High Court Order can be accessed https://www.dropbox.com/s/hwzkbqx9tnd5bzp/Blind%20SA%20vs%20Minister%20Trade%20and%20Industry.docx?dl=1
and on www.blindsa.org.za
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