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Copyright and Related Issues: Copyright

This Libguide is a useful guide on international, regional and South African copyright and related issues.

Welcome note

Welcome to this LibGuide on international, regional and South African Copyright and related issues.  These resources should be useful for intellectual property specialists, authors, creators, librarians, publishers, educators and other information-users.  


  • Introduction to Copyright (fair dealing/fair use; exceptions; orphan works; 
  • Treaties and Laws
  • WIPO Resources
  • Model Copyright Laws
  • Policies
  • Authors' Rights
  • Publishers/Reprographic Rights Organisations
  • Digital Rights Management Systems/Technological Protection Measures
  • Open Licensing/Creative Commons
  • Public Domain
  • SA Copyright Law
  • SA Copyright Proposed Amendments
  • Changes in Copyright Law Internationally
  • Resources/Projects
  • Articles/Guidelines
  • IP Organisations/Lawyers
  • Open Access & Open Educational Resources


Please note: Some linked material on this LibGuide is copyright protected so please ensure when using the material beyond 'Fair Dealing', that you obtain the necessary copyright permission.

For further information or queries, please contact Denise Nicholson (contact details on the left of this page).