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n Mousaion - The fate of the First Sale Doctrine on scholarship with the advent of the public lending right system in South Africa's public libraries

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Abstract

This article examines the rationale of the First Sale Doctrine and Public Lending Right (PLR) system. It examines whether the advantages that the First Sale Doctrine has bestowed on the first purchasers of printed copyright books and that they use in promoting scholarship would be interrupted if the Public Lending Right system is implemented in South Africa's public libraries. This is following a brochure circulated in 2009 by the Academic and Non-Fiction Authors' Association of South Africa (ANFASA), advocating the establishment of PLR in South Africa's public libraries. This would make South Africa the first developing country to permit authors to be paid when libraries lend their books. The article discusses possible solutions through which PLR could be implemented in South Africa's public libraries.

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2010-01-01
2016-12-04
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