South Africa

  • Tana Pistorius
Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law book series (MSIP, volume 18)


The South African Copyright Act 98 of 19781 differentiates in terms of the effect of copyright law according to the various categories of works. As will be discussed below, these different effects include the requirements for copyright protection; the scope of rights; the rules to determine the author and copyright owner of works; the availability of moral rights; the time a work is deemed to be created and the duration of copyright protection.


Intellectual Property Literary Work Copyright Protection Artistic Work Sound Recording 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mercantile LawUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

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