n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - Access to works protected by copyright : right or privilege?




Extracted from text ... (c) 2006. All rights reserved. Cite as: (2006) 18 SA Merc LJ 345-355. 345 Access to Works Protected by Copyright: Right or Privilege? MARLIZE CONROY* University of South Africa 1 Introduction Copyright law protects the rights of an author of an original work by granting a monopoly to the author.1 This monopoly consists of a bundle of exclusive rights that may be exercised only by the author himself, or by another person acting under his authority.2 These exclusive rights usually include the right to make a reproduction of the work, to distribute the work, and to adapt it. A person ..


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