• What is copyright?

    Copyright is the exclusive right given for a specific period to the owner of the copyright for a work to prevent others from making unauthorized copies of the work.

    The owner of the copyright for a work is generally the author of the work, although there are exceptions, for example if an author created the work in the course of employment.

    Copyright is governed in South Africa by the Copyright Act, 1978 (“the Act”).

  • Which works are protected by the Act
  • Copyright infringement
  • Exceptions to copyright infringement
  • Study material: Course packs, study notes, etc.
  • Cost Implications