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Copyright and Related Issues: Constitutionality of the Bill

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

President Ramaphosa's concerns

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Senior Counsel Opinion on the Constitutionality of the Bill

Q & A about the Bill and constitutional issues

Tagging of the Copyright Amendment Bill

The most recent amendment of the Copyright Act No. 98 of 1978 (as amended) was Act No. 9 of 2002.  This was a Section 75 Bill which was passed by Parliament and the President and enacted in 2002.  

Was the Bill tagged correctly?  See pages 34-46 of SC Cowen's Opinion 

Re-tagging Bills that have been passed by Parliament could present a problem and precedent for other legislation passed by Parliament.