n Without Prejudice - News reports and fair dealing : intellectual property

Volume 16, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The recent decision involving Moneyweb and Media24 ( [2016] ZAGPJHC 81) is an important one for copyright lawyers in South Africa. It is the first time that two provisions relating to news reporting of the Copyright Act, 1978 have been judicially considered, namely, s12(1)(c)(i) and s12(8)(a). In fact, it is the first time that the application of the fair-dealing provision, s12(1), has received any judicial consideration, whether in the context of news reporting or otherwise.

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