Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Copyright Guidelines for Staff & Students of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (WITS): State Ownership (Section 21(2) of the SA Copyright Act)

This LibGuide provides definitions, legislation and procedures for copyright clearance for teaching and research purposes.

State Ownership or International Organization

Ownership of any copyright conferred by section 5 (which relates to ownership by the State or certain international organizations) shall initially vest in the State or the international organization concerned, and not in the author.