We don’t want to die poor: that’s how creatives feel about pending copyright changes
Artists, writers and musicians stand to lose significant income if laws are changed, while Big Tech will be the big winner
An impending move by the US to end some international trade preferences will inflict major damage on SA’s economy and creative industries, including publishing.
The US is annoyed by the pending Copyright Amendment Bill, which it perceives will threaten the intellectual property of its creative industries, including authors, musicians and filmmakers. Its proposed trade retaliation could block many SA products now allowed into the US without duties under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)...