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protestEWN reports that the Trade Union for Musicians of SA (Tumsa) says it won't give up its fight for the rights of musicians and other creatives in the industry.  

A group of 100 musicians and composers staged a protest in Cape Town on Tuesday to express their discontent about certain sections of the Copyright Amendment Bill.  Tumsa's Gabi le Roux claimed that the bill was unconstitutional in its current form and said:  "We're fighting the broad description of 'fair use'.  Anybody can just say 'look, I'm going to infringe this copyright, and I'm just going to say it was fair use'.  A poor musician has to go fight that in court."  Le Roux claimed that, apart from threatening musicians' rights, the bill did not regulate or address "the need for us to look at local content".

  • Read the short original of the report in the above regard ay Lizell Persens at EWN


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