Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill helped creatives

Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill helped creatives


The Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill, which the National Assembly approved, are intended to change the industry and enhance the lives of creatives.

Nathi Mthethwa, the minister for sport, arts, and culture, said one of the ways in which the creatives would profit is via the payment of repeat television programmes while speaking at the beginning of Heritage Month on Friday in Pretoria.

“These Bills will make sure that our creatives are in a better position [with regard to compensation].”

We’ll keep making sure to consider the lives of creatives and push for systemic improvement, Mthethwa stated.

The Copyright and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bills include a number of significant measures pertaining to intellectual property rights and apply to important works, or “works,” such as books, music, movies, photographs, sculptures, and architectural designs, as well as their digital equivalents. These works are used in society and the economy.

The Bills address a challenge regarding the potential power imbalance between parties in the contractual relationships that arise between creators of creative works and owners of the copyright to those works, as well as the detrimental developmental outcomes that result from this.

They also clarify the commercial rights of parties and address the potential power imbalance between parties.

The celebration of Heritage Month this year will focus on Solomon Linda’s legacy and indigenous music from South Africa.

“By honouring Solomon Linda’s legacy, we are also honouring South African creatives and the calibre of their innovation. Bab Linda and many who followed after him demonstrated to us the importance of being true to who we are.

The reason Ladysmith Black Mambazo has received five Grammy Awards is because they introduced the world to a concept that was previously unknown.

Mbube by Solomon Linda is one of Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s greatest performances, the Minister noted.

He said that it is unfair that a worldwide figure like Linda died in poverty and that his heirs are not reaping the rewards of his labour.

The Minister released five Legends and Living Human Treasures books in memory of the late great poet Don Mattera as part of this year’s Heritage Month programme;

Abigail Kubeka, Letta Mbulu, and Caiphus Semenya are living legends and musical idols. Peter Magubane is a legendary photographer.


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